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October 10, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Fundamental principles of mathematics

Do children really need the fundamental principles of mathematics?  To explore this question, we must first ask what is fundamental principles of mathematics? Profound understanding of fundamental mathematics refers to simple concepts within the mathematical world, through skills and exploration. Ma (2010) describes PUFM as “the understanding of the terrain of fundamental mathematics that is … Continue reading Fundamental principles of mathematics Continue reading

November 25, 2017
by Rachel Noble
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Reflection post on science and maths!

What links does maths have with science? In class, we drew graphs to plot y=x, y=x^2, y=1/x and y=1/x^2. In order to draw these graphs, we first needed a fundamental understanding of basic concepts such as numbers, the sequence of numbers and being able to understand patterns in order to compare results and see […] Continue reading

December 6, 2015
by Ben Neighbours
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The end is near… My Profound Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics

As Semester one draws to its conclusion, I can’t help but feel a bit sentimental on my time in the ‘Discovering Mathematics’ elective. It has been a very enjoyable experience for me and I would encourage anyone who is going into second year to pick it as your elective. It is not about learning complex […] Continue reading

December 6, 2015
by Ben Neighbours
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Christmas in Mathematics – ideas for the classroom

Its that time of year again when the lights are up, songs are being sung, decorations are being hung and joy is absolutely everywhere. What is this time you ask? it is indeed Christmas. It is obvious that Christmas is a time for giving and thinking of loved ones, but after a recent blog post […] Continue reading

December 5, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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Roman numerals, Ishango and all things prehistoric…

Firstly, I’d like to you imagine something. Something unusual for many, but perhaps not so much for others. Imagine you had more than ten fingers. More than ten toes. More than two eyes, two ears, one nose and… Actually, imagining you had more than ten fingers will suffice. We use methodology to take account of […] Continue reading

December 5, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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Look around you!

You’re probably thinking how monotonous it is that I continue to repeat this, but maths is everywhere! Again. I will never lose the amazement or curiosity I have filled with, at the fact that maths is the fundamental principle behind the creation and design of many things – and, much to your shock, as you are […] Continue reading

December 4, 2015
by Ben Neighbours
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Mathematics in Demand Planning – Show me the Money!!!!

As mentioned in my previous blog posts, mathematics is incorporated in to absolutely everything in life. This idea was further embedded during a lecture on supply chain and logistics in maths. It was a three hour input, but It was honestly the best maths class to date. It was completely relevant, interactive and so much […] Continue reading

November 17, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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There’s no avoiding it – Maths is everywhere!

Throughout my inputs in Discovering Mathematics, I’ve been thinking a lot about the links between maths are other curricular areas. I’ve been making connections more and more between maths and other subjects and, I have discovered something about maths that perhaps I hadn’t thoroughly thought about before… It is everywhere.  The idea to write a blog post […] Continue reading

November 17, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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Profound Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics

Four Properties – to ensure a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics Liping Ma (2010) believes in four properties in teaching and learning which sum up the way in which a teacher’s profound understanding of fundamental mathematics can be represented in the classroom. By this, Ma means a teacher will demonstrate the four properties and if […] Continue reading

November 12, 2015
by Ben Neighbours
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The Maths Behind Hurricane Abigail

After all this hype about a potentially menacing storm that has hit the shores of Scotland, I thought to myself that it couldn’t actually be that bad. I was, however, mistaken to this notion. After walking along Dundee City high street a few moments ago, I was soaked within an inch of my life. It […] Continue reading