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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.

Cognitive Conflict
Cognitive conflict
Definition

Cognitive conflict is where learners are faced with discrepancies or conflicting ideas, or a result that differs from their prediction or conflicts with their existing understanding. The resolution of this conflict can lead to increased knowledge and understanding. Cognitive conflict in ...

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