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Basic theory of educational neuroscience for mathematics teachers – a review

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dc.contributor.editor Kriek, Jeanne 2019-12-03T09:38:34Z 2019-12-03T09:38:34Z © 2019 2019
dc.identifier.citation 2019 ISTE International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 21-25 October 2019, Mopani Camp in Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-77615-062-5
dc.description.abstract This paper is a review of how the knowledge of educational neuroscience by teachers of mathematics and its inclusion in mathematics teacher education curricula can enhance our understanding of how students learn mathematics. It is premised on studies that point to two of the obstacles that teachers of mathematics face, that is we know almost nothing about how people do mathematics and we almost know nothing about how people learn how to do mathematics. Teachers’ understanding and knowledge of what goes on in the brain and mind as learners grapple with mathematical concepts and facts could enhance the way we teach and disseminate mathematical information. Teachers’ knowledge of educational neuroscience will also dispel neuromyths - a presentation of facts with little or no scientific bases about the science of the brain, memory and learning en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute of Science & Technology Education, University of South Africa en
dc.rights © 2019 Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE), University of South Africa
dc.rights All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means - mechanical or electronic, including recordings or tape recording and photocopying - without the prior permission of the publisher, excluding fair quotations for purposes of research or review.
dc.subject Educational Neuroscience en
dc.subject memory and learning en
dc.subject mathematics learning en
dc.subject neuromyths en
dc.title Basic theory of educational neuroscience for mathematics teachers – a review en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE) en

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