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Repeating pattern or number pattern: the distinction is blurred

Repeating pattern or number pattern: the distinction is blurred Peter Liljedahl “Life itself is a creator of patterns.” (Piaget, 1950, p. 167) Introduction Many argue that patterns are the cornerstone of mathematics. They are the foundation that the whole of the subject is built on. From the earliest tally systems to the development of differential […]

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Issues and challenges in teacher education

Issues and challenges in teacher education John M. Engelhardt Introduction and Background From its origin, ACME has been about maximizing mathematics learning, focusing both on student learning and what teachers do to help or hinder student’s mathematics learning. Thus, the preparation of teachers has been a significant theme for RCML–how to help students experiencing math […]