Mathematics + Pedagogy = Mathagogy

Recent submissions

Are Maths Teachers Disciples of Doom?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in KK, Uncategorized | No Comments

A lot has been written about how students find mathematics dull and boring, how irrelevant and ambiguous the subject can be, but no one has ever elaborated as clearly the reasons behind this hatred of the subject than Paul Lockhart’s paper on the current system of teaching mathematics. Now, I understand clearly why so many […]

Creativity takes courage!!!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Emma | One Comment

Before starting this course, I would not have described maths as particularly “beautiful” or as a “creative art”. However, the more I read about maths and education, and the more maths that I experience, with an awareness of the importance of understanding, the clearer it is that this is the case. I find it sad […]

Back To The Future

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | One Comment

According to Robinson, our current education system is, quite often, neither useful to the children nor to the development of our society. Lockhart also includes maths education in this soul crushing mayem and he arrives to lament that, we don’t actually teach any mathematics in school, but something equivalent to painting with numbers. I found […]

Welcome to Mathagogy

A small open online course exploring the pedagogy of mathematics.

Sign in

Sign up