# Notes about teaching mathematics as relationships between structures: a short journey from early childhood to higher mathematics

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*The De Morgan Journal.*2 (1), pp. 69-83.

Article Title | Notes about teaching mathematics as relationships between structures: a short journey from early childhood to higher mathematics |
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Article Category | Article |

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Author | Yevdokimov, Oleksiy |

Journal Title | The De Morgan Journal |

Journal Citation | 2 (1), pp. 69-83 |

Number of Pages | 15 |

Year | 2012 |

Place of Publication | London, United Kingdom |

Web Address (URL) | http://education.lms.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Yevdokimov1.pdf |

Abstract | No matter at which level, from mathematics related activities in kindergarten, to studying mathematical courses at university, many learners consider contents they are dealing with in a prescriptive way as a set of direct instructions. Following instructions they are able to complete some tasks. In most cases, however, such a performance is shadowed by their inability to deal with any other task that does not follow exactly the same prescriptive way. The scope of this paper is bound within reflections about one teaching approach that may help to address this issue. This approach focuses on understanding relationships between different structures. |

Keywords | teaching mathematics; structures; cognition |

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020 | 499999. Other mathematical sciences not elsewhere classified |

390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy | |

520401. Cognition | |

Public Notes | Copyright London Mathematical Society. |

Byline Affiliations | Department of Mathematics and Computing |

Institution of Origin | University of Southern Queensland |

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q1x74/notes-about-teaching-mathematics-as-relationships-between-structures-a-short-journey-from-early-childhood-to-higher-mathematics

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