Learning mathematics is about understanding and mastering content and skills. The content includes topics such as algebra, trigonometry and probability. In the NSW syllabus, the skills are called “Working Mathematically”…

That’s how my primer on Working Mathematically begins. I’ve been wanting to put together something like this for a long time, but the impetus to actually write it all down in a systematic way came when I was training some of our year 11 students to be peer tutors for year 7 students at our school. It occurred to me that while they were probably familiar with some of the ideas, most of them had never been formally introduced to the language of Working Mathematically – and language is powerful. It helps us see, appreciate and work toward things more effectively.

You can download the PDF here.

Working Mathematically

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