Mathematical processes and applications
These ideas can help secondary mathematics teachers develop pupils' key processes through problem-solving including representing, analysing – use mathematical reasoning, analysing – use appropriate mathematical procedures, interpreting and evaluating, communicating and reflecting. Find out how to plan your lessons or units of work with emphasis on pupils developing their key process skills and functioning mathematically.
The key processes are:
- using mathematical reasoning
- using appropriate mathematical procedures
- interpreting and evaluating
- communicating and reflecting.
Find out the key considerations for planning to incorporate the key processes in your everyday teaching of the strands of number, algebra, geometry, measures and statistics.
Templates for key process maps to assist teachers in their planning and teaching. They graphically interpret the connections between the processes and demonstrate how they can be built into units of work.