Quadratic Equations- The Main Ideas. A card sort to support conceptual understanding

4 Responses

  1. Cheyenne says:

    I love this idea and want to share it with my teacher but im wondering about an answer key to it .because sometimes my teacher and the class arent always right.

  2. Carrie McGinnis says:

    Love this idea! As a teacher, I want students to see the bigger picture. This is very helpful for them to compare methods of solving. I wish there was an answer key available though for easier grading.

  1. 18/02/2012

    […] To help pupils see the bigger picture in topics I have decided to experiment with some conceptual card sorts. I worry sometimes that pupils just learn methods and can’t see the links between them. Teachers I know encourage their pupils to ‘build a map’ in their minds of topics and ideas so that when they are faced with a maths problem they can ‘navigate’ to the correct section of their mind map and start using the skills they know. I love this idea but do think it is a perhaps a bit too challenging to ask pupils to do this with no support. My aim in producing the conceptual card sorts it to help pupils in their categorisation and organisation of maths concepts in their minds. http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/2012/02/16/quadratic-equations-the-main-ideas-a-card-sort-to-… […]

  2. 20/02/2012

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