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Author Archives: Sue Forsythe
Generalising in Mathematics
Generalising in Mathematics by Philip Higgins One of the most revealing aspects of ME625 and ‘Developing Thinking in Algebra’ (Mason et al 2012) is that algebra is the search for the general rule and that this generality can … Continue reading
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Developing Thinking in Learning and Doing Geometry
Developing Thinking in Learning and Doing Geometry. You might have thought the title of this blog is unnecessarily complicated! It is a hybrid of the names for the current Open University geometry module (Developing Thinking in Geometry) and the … Continue reading
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A sense of symmetry
In his famous book ‘The Descent of Man’ and as part of a discussion on the sense of beauty Charles Darwin commented: “The eye prefers symmetry or figures with some regular occurrence”. (Darwin, 1887, p. 93). In mathematics the definition … Continue reading
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Hearing a talk about Mathematical Resilience
On January 16th the Mathematics and Statistics department at the Open University hosted a talk by Dr Clare Lee on mathematical resilience. The construct of mathematical resilience can help teachers to support learners of mathematics to develop the resilience to overcome barriers … Continue reading
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Hello, from Sue
I’m Sue Forsythe, the latest member to join the Mathematics Education team at the Open University. I have worked in Mathematics Education all my career, first as a secondary school teacher of Mathematics and latterly as an Initial Teacher Educator … Continue reading
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