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Bradford Hansen-Smith replied to Rashmi Kathuria's discussion How do you introduce Geometry to class 6 students? in the group Introducing Math Concepts
"Rashmi, all of geometry seems to go back to the circle. I start with the circle and introduce it as unity (Whole) as well as a unit. Then we explore that properties of a 3-D circle by observation; not from books that only talk about circles as a…"
May 2, 2011
Bradford Hansen-Smith joined Ramneek kaur's group
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Introducing Math Concepts

The objective of setting this group is to aggregate ideas and strategies for introducing a Mathematics concept in a classroom at all levels. I think right start would definitely help in making lesson easy to understand as well as interesting.
May 2, 2011
Bradford Hansen-Smith and Colin McAllister are now friends
Nov 5, 2010
Bradford Hansen-Smith replied to Shahzad Karim's discussion submitting any research just made in mathematics in the group Math Problem Solving
"Shahzad, I have not found there is one place to go to showcase new discoveries in mathematics. Math is too big and fragmented, and solidified as a discipline, particularly in the educational field. I would question Colins statement about " the…"
Nov 4, 2010
Bradford Hansen-Smith joined Colin McAllister's group
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Math Problem Solving

Press "Start Discussion" to post your math problem here, or help others solve problems. Embed diagrams or equations in your text as images, if they improve the explanation.Click "View All" to see all the problems.See More
Nov 4, 2010
Bradford Hansen-Smith commented on Bradford Hansen-Smith's photo
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Platonic solid review edt

"Thanks Rashmi, I would be interested in knowing how you are incorporating this information and if you are folding circles with your students?"
Sep 15, 2010
Rashmi Kathuria commented on Bradford Hansen-Smith's photo
Sep 15, 2010
Bradford Hansen-Smith replied to Madiraju Phaneendra's discussion how the product of two negatives wil be positive
"(-)+(-)= (+) Since movement is a right angle function; one line added to one line, when combined at right angles is a plus sign. (-)+(+)=(-) the second line is missing to make a plus sign, so it remains one line. (+)+(-)=(-) this is simply the…"
Jan 21, 2010
Bradford Hansen-Smith replied to Madiraju Phaneendra's discussion how the product of two negatives wil be positive
"The only true way two negatives will ever make a positive is for us to make friends with our enemies. That said, let's look at it another way. When we fold a circle in half we put any two imaginary points together and crease. This give us a…"
Jan 15, 2010
Bradford Hansen-Smith posted a discussion

What are the principles of mathematics?

I find confusion when trying to understand the principles behind Mathematics. If we can not be clear about the principles that regulate the subject we teach how can we expect students to understand? Some clarification from math educators would be helpful.
Jan 14, 2010
Bradford Hansen-Smith replied to Rashmi Kathuria's discussion Teaching Mathematics by hands-on approach
"All the information that is being done in the above activities can easily be achieved by a simply process of folding the circle (doing) and observing (seeing) with attention to the information generated and discussing with others the observations…"
Oct 30, 2009
Bradford Hansen-Smith commented on Danny Clarke's group Teaching developmental math
"What I hear are attempts to think anew within confines of what is already in place in the social mind of how we define mathematics and education . It is based on a curriculum that is fragmented and strewn with isolated pieces of information. We can…"
Aug 9, 2009
Bradford Hansen-Smith joined Danny Clarke's group
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Teaching developmental math

There is a growing need to learn math for those who have had a bad experience with math in the past, or who have been away from math for a long time.I am interested in improved techniques for teaching math to this group of people.See More
Aug 9, 2009
Bradford Hansen-Smith replied to Rashmi Kathuria's discussion Do you like Math?
"The math I understand did not start with formulas, logic proofs, text books; I did not like that stuff. Math came from my own experience in observing patterns in my life; loosely called art, nature, informal kinds of geometry that informed me about…"
Aug 4, 2009
Bradford Hansen-Smith is now a member of Mathematics 24x7
Aug 3, 2009

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Bradford
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Independent research, author, educator,consultant
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Sunlight, the smell of damp grass and movement of shadows early in life
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At 11:33pm on August 3, 2009, Rashmi Kathuria said…
Welcome to Mathematics 24x7. The purpose of this network is to just talk about all possibilities in Mathematics .There are people who love this subject and at the same time there are ones who are struggling for it.
Let us join our hands and look for creative ingredients to make it interesting for everybody.
Thanks for joining this network.
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