Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Misconception in Mathematics
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching provides free access to MEP Help Modules. Ilan Samson and David Burghes do expositions on misconceptions in people's understanding of mathematics which ultimately give rise to errors. The authors have identified 24 of those most commonly found and of these, the first 8 are listed . The others will follow as they become available. Each of the documents to which these titles are linked provides an explanation of how the misconception arises so easily, together with some exercises aimed at reinforcing the correction needed. It is hoped that a study of the reason, together with practice of the exercises, will help to eliminate these errors.