Responding to the (un)availability of tools and resources

Good examples:   Draws on alternative knowledge resources, and/or makes significant epistemological accommodation in response to lack of intended technology or resource. Draws on alternative knowledge resources, and/or makes significant epistemological accommodation in response to availability of unplanned for technology or resource. Finds an alternative means to explain a concept or demonstrate a procedure in […]

Scenario: Holly teaching estimating Country: USA Grade (student age): Grade 4 (age 9-10) Contributed by: Tracy Weston, University of Alabama, USA Context –curricular, professional, other As is the case in the United States, North Carolina has state mandated goals and objectives for mathematics instruction at each grade level.  The North Carolina Standard Course of Study […]

Scenario: John teaching properties of 3-D shapes Country: UK Grade (student age): Year 9 (age 13-14) Contributed by: Anne Thwaites, University of Cambridge, UK Context – national, curricular, professional, other The National Curriculum for mathematics in England includes solutions of quadratic equations in Key Stage 4 (years 10-11, pupil age 14-16). These pupils were near […]

Scenario: Chloe teaching a mental arithmetic strategy Country: UK Grade (student age): Year 1/2 (age 5-7) Contributed by: Tim Rowland, University of Cambridge, UK Context – national, curricular, professional, other At the time when this lesson was recorded, mathematics in primary schools was prescribed by a National Numeracy Strategy and a related curriculum framework. In […]