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Maths is not Linear

July 9th, 2010 by Jo Turner-Attwell

by Alison Blank

Being a bit of a maths geek this presentation appealed to me straight away. In addition I think Alison Blank has got it bang on, Maths is a fascinating subject and is dulled down by the lack of the bigger picture and the teaching methods can often hinder students from reaching their true potential. In addition I think some of the teaching suggestions that come out towards the end of the presentation related to engaging students in learning about Mathematics hinted towards encouraging students to lead the way with their own learning whilst working in the boundaries of the school system. This is similar to the basis of the theory of PLE’s something that, since currently being at the PLE conference in Barcelona, grabbed my interest.

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