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Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Investigation (Enquiry)
Investigation (enquiry)
Definition

Investigation (or enquiry) in mathematics is understood in this entry to refer to a task given to pupils that uses mathematics and which to varying degrees gives the pupils the opportunity to pose their own questions, to determine their own approaches, to make their own discoveries, and to ...

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