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2.3 Context

Cluster finding 2.3: Contexts

Know how mathematics links to contexts beyond the classroom so it can be taught through rich, life-like activities.

Why we say this

We agree that teachers need a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics. When you teach through context you realise just how much more maths there is that we never learnt at school. It is important that context isn’t forced and students can make a connection between the mathematics and the contexts.

Significant episodes

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