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Correctness in learning mathematics

Here is my attempt to answer your question, if not directly, then at least in spirit! I am specifically responding to the following: Many students see no beauty in this subject, only fear and a ...
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Reinforcement mathematics thinking of 10 years old child by teaching "patterns"

Most elementary students enjoy finding all the patterns in Pascal's triangle. This link at mathisfun covers many different patterns including the Fibonacci numbers (yes, they are in Pascal's triangle) ...
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What are pros and cons of requiring students to create their own math questions, and what are some tips to make it work well?

It is generally a good idea to have students express their mathematical ideas and thinking for others to see and engage with. Having them create exercises is a way of doing this, and is likely to ...
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Effects of early study of advanced books

Sorry if this sounds simple, but I think the biggest consideration is efficiency (maybe a bit related to the missing Y issue). If you study books that are too hard, it may take you longer than a more ...
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Correctness in learning mathematics

I'm sure I've posted this elsewhere, but (in somewhat different ways) two curricula that try for this, I think, are Heart of Mathematics (not free) Discovering the Art of Mathematics (free) Note ...
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Effects of early study of advanced books

Is there any data or research on the effects of access to advanced material early in kid's education? Whether a student is ready for advanced mathematics depends solely on whether they have mastered ...
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Effects of early study of advanced books

I was introduced to the concept of infinity early so I formed the intuition of the hyperreal number system. I think I also remember being taught in School that 0.999... = 1 and not understanding why ...
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Reinforcement mathematics thinking of 10 years old child by teaching "patterns"

This article on the Fibonacci numbers could provide you with rich material. But you would have to develop an approach suitable for your 10-yr old. George Dvorsky. "15 Uncanny Examples of the ...
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Imbuing a six year old with a sense of mathematical wonder

I recently pulled out my old polyhedral dice from my role-playing days and gamified multiplication tables with my seven-year-old twins: roll two dice and multiply them. How many can you do correctly ...
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