High School Mathematics Education Group
ISBN 971 570 121 3
Published by NISMED
June 2003

No of Pages: 296


This Sourcebook highlights the dynamic nature of the process of teaching and learning mathematics. It provides the teacher examples of lesson plans that promote the use of practical work. Practical work is a teaching strategy where hands-on and minds-on activities are used to develop concepts, investigate relationships among these concepts, solve problems, and engage the teacher and the learners in mathematical thinking. In practical work, the learners are active participants in the learning process. They manipulate objects, experience real life situations and from the insights derived from these, they discuss, explore and construct mathematical ideas. Such a dynamic activity provides a concrete basis for the development of abstract mathematical ideas and higher order thinking skills among the learners.