Keynote: Big ideas: connecting within and across the mathematics curriculum


Teaching and learning mathematics is sometimes treated in a bottom-up approach, by selecting and ordering a number of small objectives that, we hope, enable learners to get a sense of the ‘big picture’ over time. Complementary to this is a looking for connections within and across mathematics that can inform teaching and learning over time in ways that helps learners understand mathematics as a coherent network of ideas. Thinking about the Big Ideas in teaching and learning mathematics is central to adopting such a perspective in the mathematics classroom. In this keynote Mike will explore some of the Big Ideas in mathematics and how they can support teaching that not only focuses on reasoning and problem solving, as well as fluency, but develops understanding over time by building on, connecting and refining ideas, rather than continually introducing new ones.

Mike Askew

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
F-01 06/12/2019 09:00 am 10:00 am La Trobe University, Bundoora


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