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Conceptual vs procedural knowledge

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From: Roya (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Dec 11, 2002 at 22:30:04
Subject: Re: Conceptual vs procedural knowledge

Hi Yvonne, According to NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics: "It should be evident that procedural knowledge is intertwined with conceptual knowledge. For example, one cannot extend or modify a procedure for finding the least common multiple of two numbers unless the concept of common multiple is itself understood." More here: http://standards.nctm.org/Previous/CurrEvStds/evals9.htm You might also be interested in glancing over this article: Jon R. Star's "On the Relationship Between Knowing and Doing in Procedural Learning" http://www.umich.edu/~icls/proceedings/pdf/Star2.pdf Good luck. -Roya Salehi, for the T2T service Thanks for visiting our online community. Visit Teacher2Teacher again at http://mathforum.org/t2t/

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