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Making Sense: Teaching and Learning for Understanding

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Most teachers would say that they want their students to understand mathematics, and in fact, that they teach for understanding. Teachers generally believe that understanding is a good thing. However, we have not always had a clear idea of what it means to learn mathematics with understanding, and we have had even less of an idea about how to tell whether a classroom was designed to facilitate understandingMost teachers would say that they want their students to understand mathematics, and in fact, that they teach for understanding. Teachers generally believe that understanding is a
good thing. However, we have not always had a clear idea of what it means to learn mathematics with understanding, and we have had even less of an idea about how to tell whether a classroom was designed to facilitate understanding.

 

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