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I Teach and I Understand   PDF

Vol. 1, No. 1

The author discusses the learning level of understanding as compared to the level of understanding acquired while teaching. He points out that when a teacher is explaining mathematics, the explanation is most meaningful to the teacher; and in developing the explanation, the teacher has personalized the knowledge, taking ownership of it. For students to achieve this level of understanding, they must find ways to communicate the mathematics to themselves or to others; and in doing so, they will need to discover and verify meaning of the concepts.

Keywords: Understanding, communication, verification, explanation

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