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# Thinking like a Mathematician: Maths problem solving

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# Welcome to Thinking Like A Mathematician: Maths problem solving!

**Provider no. 11840**

*5 CPTD Points*

**Completion time: 6 hours over 4 weeks**

The CAPS curriculum requires teachers to cover a large amount of information in a short time. Research has shown that such a “mile wide but inch deep” approach is a leading cause of math anxiety among learners. What is needed is a complementary approach that teaches the principles of mathematical problem solving to allow learners and teachers to more easily adapt to unfamiliar problems and concepts. A practical methodology for solving maths problems will be presented, drawing, *inter alia*, on the concepts of algorithmic thinking among other tools.

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### Course Curriculum

Introduction | |||

Introduction | 00:00:00 | ||

Components Of Mathematical Thinking | |||

Components Of Mathematical Thinking | 00:00:00 | ||

Power Of Mindset | |||

Power Of Mindset | 00:00:00 | ||

Basic Multiple Intelligence Theory | |||

Basic MI Theory – Introduction | 00:00:00 | ||

Basic MI Theory – Teaching Strategies Using MI Theory | 00:00:00 | ||

Basic MI Theory – Additional Resources | 00:00:00 | ||

Computational Thinking | |||

Computational Thinking | 00:00:00 | ||

Solve It Like Polya | |||

Solve It Like Polya | 00:00:00 | ||

Conclusions | |||

Conclusions | 00:00:00 | ||

Assignments | |||

Thinking like a mathematician: maths problem solving assignments | 4 days | ||

Thinking Like A Mathematician – Question 1 | 7, 00:00 | ||

Thinking Like a Mathematician – Question 2 | 7, 00:00 | ||

Thinking Like a Mathematician – Question 3 | 7, 00:00 | ||

Thinking Like a Mathematician – Question 4 | 7, 00:00 |

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