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2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

March 21–23, 2015, Houston, Tex.

Discover new ideas and practical strategies that deliver real results for students.

 

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Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction

by Meir Ben-Hur

Table of Contents

Chapter 3. Misconceptions

After a review of conceptual development, it is appropriate to examine how misconceptions occur and why certain types of conceptual errors are so common in school mathematics. Without such considerations, teachers cannot help their students replace their misconceptions with new concepts.

Indeed, conceptualization often means a correction of prior misconception. Therefore, as they follow the essential steps of Concept-Rich Instruction, teachers often encounter the challenge—at times remarkable challenge—of altering students' misconceptions. To be effective, teachers must anticipate, understand, and know how misconceptions are replaced by the formal concepts. This chapter focuses on typical students' misconceptions in mathematics, how they develop, and how they change through effective instruction.

 

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