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Subject specific pedagogy

1. Understanding common misconceptions in maths

2. Examples are fundamentally important when teaching maths.
The technique of concept variation is important in ensuring that
students have fully understood a key concept.

3. Connectivity of maths is crucial in ensuring that our students
can think mathematically.

When we talk about subject knowledge – this is what we mean.
Powers and Roots
Me: What is 2 squared?
Student: 4

Student Assessment (2 weeks later)
1. Calculate 52
Ask a student to draw a right-angled triangle.

What would they draw?

Possibly not this.
Why not?
I asked the maths department to do the following task during a TLF last year.

This is what they all drew…