Misconceptions

Equality

Maths words with multiple meanings

Reading a series of documents on misconceptions (below) makes me realise how important it is not just to recognise misconceptions, but to have practical ways to respond to them – particularly offering students sensible alternative strategies that can help them overcome their misconception. The documents have great examples of this, including misconceptions from primary which it will be useful for me to refer to at KS3.

miscon1 rounding numbers

miscon2 multiplications get bigger

miscon3 multiplying decimals

miscon4 decimals and fractions

miscon5 dividing by fractions

miscon6 adding neg numbers

miscon7 calcs with neg numbers

miscon8 calcs with 100s and 1000s

Misconceptions primary

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