Psychology of learning mathematics
Notes - 24/5/00
Q - Statements
4 cells - 8 statements per cell
- Divergent / Convergent
- Mathematics / Biology
3.There is always a rule to follow in solving maths problems.
5.Learning maths is mainly remembering facts and rules.
6.Maths is basically doing sums.
9.The procedures and methods in maths guarantee right answers.
11.A person should not mind risking a mistake when trying to solve a maths
13.Knowing how to solve a problem is even more important than getting the
right answer in maths.
- 1. Lamark / Darwin
- Div. (Mayr) -
- Con. (New Scientist) -
- 2. Gene function
- Div. (Venter) Some genes have more than one role or
- Con. () One gene, one function.
- 3. History in biology
- Div. (Mayr) Evolution is a study of the history of
- Con. (Student) History is not high on the biology agenda
- 4. Mathematics in biology
- Div. (Mayr) Many areas of biology can be understood
- Con. (Student) Maths is a great help to biology.
- 5. Statistics and proof
- 6. Numbers of answers
- Div. (Mayr) Most problems in biology have many answers.
- Con. (-Mayr)
- 7. Monocultures vs. diversity
- 8. Accidents vs. universals
- 1. Fixed / changing
- Div. (Ernest) Maths is always changing and growing.
- Con. (Ernest) Maths consists of a set of fixed,
- 2. Methods of solution
- Div. (Ernest) There are many ways of solving any problem
- Con. (Ernest) There is only one correct way of solving
any maths problem.
- 3. Numbers of answers.
- Div. (Ernest) Some maths problems have many answers,
some have none.
- Con. (Ernest) Maths is always exact and certain.
- 4. Exploring number patterns
- Div. (-Ernest) Exploring number patterns is useful maths.
- Con. (Ernest) Puzzles and investigations are not proper
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