4 Summary

This unit has explored teaching what is the same and different about different number systems and how mathematical operations such as addition, multiplication, exponentiation, etc., function within these. Requirements for teaching from the NCF (2005) and NCFTE (2009) were used as ambitious goals. To work on making mathematics lessons interesting, student-focused, student-participatory and building on understanding of mathematics, the unit focused on developing pedagogical approaches of compare and contrast tasks using visualisation. The unit also discussed how to plan for making small changes to existing classroom teaching practice using a textbook.

3 Creating compare and contrast activities – making small changes to existing practice