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Helping Students Make Sense of Mathematics

Wendy Sanchez 

January 2007, Volume 100, Issue 5, Page 379

Abstract:
Specific strategies for focusing lessons on helping students develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics. Teaching that focuses on why mathematical procedures work rather than merely on how to do procedures can help students make sense of mathematics.

Keywords:
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Reasoning and Proof