TI-AIE: Learning through talking: variables and constants

What this unit is about

Variables and constants are the basic concepts used in mathematical modelling and formulas. Understanding the role of variables and constants allows students to become skilled in algebraic manipulation, which is important in reasoning mathematically and in order to do well in mathematics examinations.

In this unit you will think about the roles of variables and constants in the mathematics curriculum and how understanding this helps students to give meaning to mathematical statements and algebraic expressions.

Through activities you will also learn about how talking about mathematics can help your students learn more effectively.

What you can learn in this unit