tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2036014053389751696.post5478606692333628992..comments2024-08-07T08:29:41.242+01:00Comments on Colin Foster's Mathematics Education Blog: Intro-ducing and outro-ducing methodsColin Fosterhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12463017049484632672noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2036014053389751696.post-32741902741758041192024-04-29T21:19:23.498+01:002024-04-29T21:19:23.498+01:00Congratulations on your new role as President of t...Congratulations on your new role as President of the Mathematical Association! Your commitment to sharing regular updates and addressing various issues affecting MA Members and educators across different levels of education is truly commendable. As someone passionate about fostering mathematical learning, I look forward to reading your insightful posts and gaining valuable perspectives. Your dedication to keeping the community informed and engaged is invaluable, and I'm excited to see the positive impact you'll have on mathematical education. Best wishes for a successful term ahead!Meghahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08153181224695598182noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2036014053389751696.post-66318082531215574402022-04-27T14:21:05.199+01:002022-04-27T14:21:05.199+01:00Thanks very much. Yes, I guess so, although, with ...Thanks very much. Yes, I guess so, although, with 48 + 7, I think I'd eventually want to get to 'knowing' the '8+7' bit, or mentally partitioning the 7 into 2 and 5, rather than going '49, 50, 51, ...'.Colin Fosterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12463017049484632672noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2036014053389751696.post-18290834767453996032022-04-27T14:14:02.676+01:002022-04-27T14:14:02.676+01:00I'm thinking about "fading" by discu...I'm thinking about "fading" by discussing the relative efficiency of the new method. In the example of "counting on", if you use larger numbers it is easy to see that a tens and ones approach will be quicker and more accurate, but having that conversation is the important bit. 48 + 37 is more efficient using tens and ones but counting on probably works better for 48 + 7. <br />Thanks Colin, I'm going to enjoy these. Suenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2036014053389751696.post-8323781805829130472022-04-19T13:23:50.709+01:002022-04-19T13:23:50.709+01:00This article got me thinking about the ‘procept’ -...This article got me thinking about the ‘procept’ - an amalgam of three components: a "process" which produces a mathematical "object" and a "symbol" which is used to represent either process or object. <br />As well as the fact that more able mathematicians often do qualitatively different mathematics from the less ableAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2036014053389751696.post-89475734368090122572022-04-17T08:15:14.841+01:002022-04-17T08:15:14.841+01:00Thank you, as a relatively new Year 4 teacher l fo...Thank you, as a relatively new Year 4 teacher l found this article really useful.Mike Walkerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11188519232895043139noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2036014053389751696.post-75361025924360046042022-04-14T09:27:36.306+01:002022-04-14T09:27:36.306+01:00These reflections apply to advanced mathematics to...These reflections apply to advanced mathematics too. If the ABC Conjecture is true then the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem condenses to a page or so. Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00414541795067932225noreply@blogger.com