for the learning of mathematics

an international journal of mathematics education

George Gadanidis - Vol. 32 Num. 2 (2012)
 Why can't I be a mathematician?


Story and audience form the cornerstones of the mathematics classroom work discussed in this article. Put in the simplest terms, our starting point for collaborative lesson planning is to imagine a good mathematics story to be shared by our students with family and friends and with the wider community: a story that will offer a new and wonderful perspective on a mathematical concept, that will create an opportunity for mathematical surprise, that will engage emotionally, and will offer a sense of mathematical insight and beauty.