Common Misconceptions and Misunderstandings in Maths
Within this module I address in a practical way, some of the common misconceptions which are embedded at an early age into children's mathematical thinking. In a practical context I shall review the common difficulties pupils face when constructing mathematical meaning and relationships. The reason for many of the misconceptions occurring will be addressed and practical ways of overcoming them will be offered.
There are a number of reasons why an individual may add inappropriate meaning to a mathematical context, it is essential therefore that the underlying misconception is revealed in order to develop meaning relationships between number contexts.
KS1/ KS2 Teachers, Teachers of pupils with SEN, SENCOs, TA's, HLTAs, Numeracy Co-ordinators, EYPS, parents