The importance of mathematical literacy
Imagine trying to follow a recipe when you don’t know the meaning of the verbs bake, sauté or whisk, nor the component parts such as eggs, flour or butter.
Students can face this same problem in maths if they are not explicitly taught the cognitive verbs (e.g. describe, identify, interpret) and key terms (e.g. perimeter, denominator, variable) needed to understand, communicate and explore mathematical concepts.
Discover how you can get your students cooking with maths by drawing out the mathematical literacy opportunities in iMaths:
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