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Author:John Mason
Description: Projects by the author of Thinking Mathematically and former director of the Centre for Mathematics Education: Structured Variation Grids and other animations and applets; studies in algebraic thinking; mathematical explorations; MEMEs (Meaning Enquiry in Mathematics Education); slides and other resources from Mason's presentations and workshops. See also the biography and research publications on Mason's faculty page at The Open University, which links to freely downloadable articles and contributed chapters such as "Fundamental constructs in mathematics education," "Mathematics as a constructive activity: learners generating examples," "What makes an example exemplary: Pedagogical and didactical issues in appreciating multiplicative structures," "Seeing an exercise as a single mathematical object: using variation to structure sense-making," "The Menousa," "Neue Klein Project," "Using experiential pedagogy in practice-based learning at a distance," "Noticing: roots and branches," "3-D proofs of 2-D theorems," "Having good ideas come-to-mind: contemporary Pòlya-based advice for students of mathematics," and "You can lead a horse to water…: issues in deepening learning through deepening teaching."

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Educational Tools/Objects, Problems/Puzzles, Articles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Patterns/Relationships, Problem-Solving, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Transformational Geometry
Math Ed Topics: Problem-Solving, Materials-Reviews/Recommendations, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Teaching Styles/Practices, Pedagogical Research

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