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Were you aware that talking about mathematics is beneficial for learners? Research points to the importance of collaborative tasks and talk in learning mathematics. Educators stress the distinction between the precise language of mathematics and more informal talk but talking mathematics questions and problems through with peers and instructors enriches individuals’ logical thinking and problem solving skills at every level.                  

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In many formal learning situations all mathematics is seen as under the sole control of the teacher. To help learners experience being mathematicians, it is vital to have meaningful contexts and examples. Allowing learners to construct solutions for themselves in a context that interests them enriches individuals’ logical thinking and problem solving skills.                    

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In mathematics, many of the elements performed are formulaic and repetitive and erros may crop up. It is important to refocus, take a step back and look for patterns whether this is the simplification of an infinite sum or finding the solution to a trigonometry problem. Not only will good methods reduce the number of errors that you make but the maths problems will also be easier to tackle.

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In the following post, we will be exploring the benefits and effects of practicing extra-curricular activities on the mind.

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One of the questions investigated on a higher education or university course is: What are numbers? It is an interesting question because, if you think about it, we do not ever touch, feel, hear, see or smell numbers. Yes, we touch and see, feel, hear and smell things and may count or measure them, but that's about it! Numbers happen to be pretty mysterious things because, apart from counting or measuring, they are not met through the five senses. Students in higher education may study theories about what numbers are. There are different kinds of numbers such as rational numbers...

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