Note to parents
Chapter 1: Teaching mathematical in the 21st century
There are many ways and methods to teach different subjects and that includes Mathematics. In order to deliver high quality mathematics education, there are six principles to obey and they are:
Equity Principle: all children must have the opportunity and adequate support to learn mathematics.
The curriculum Principle: mathematics is a integrated whole and not collection of bits and pieces.
The teaching principle: teachers have to understand the content that they are teaching, understand how the students learn maths and select meaningful instructional tasks.
The learning principle: bind by 2 fundamentals- learning mathematics with understanding is essential with the ability to think and reason mathematically and students can learn mathematics with understanding.
The assessment principle: ongoing observation and student interactions encourages them to articulate and clarify their ideas.
the technology principle: increase exploration, enhance representation and communication of ideas. permits students to focus on mathematical ideas to reason and solve problems.
Five content standards which comprises number and operation, algebra, geometry, measurement and data analysis and probability are what we learn from kindergarten to secondary school.
Besides five content standards, five process standards are important as they work hand in hand with it. that comprises problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections and representation.
Being a teacher of mathematics, we must have the flexible and profound knowledge of mathematics. The sense of persistence that is very much needed during mathematical investigations. Having positive attitude would result in better teaching attitude. Teachers must also have the readiness for change. Last but not least, being a teacher, we have to always be self- conscious and reflective.