Unformatted text preview: knowledge is excellent understanding of how to teach the subject Teachers must… to change present instructional knowledge • Become advocates for change • Evolve into confident highly skilled mathematicians capable of relinquishing some control in instruction so students expand knowledge • Understand philosophical foundation of methods they are promoting 3 constructivist principles Make math realistic and interesting Consider students prior knowledge Make math curriculum socially interactive Students that are not math oriented may tend to lean to compartmentalization. This presents a problem, because those students may lack the ability to connect to multiple subjects and further their understanding. They will tend to memorize and spit out info. There is no thought or overlap....
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- Fall '11
- Psychology, Pedagogical content, particular discipline, Cognitive approach- thinking, blind spots- gap