With the complicated concepts that maths teachers have to work with it is sometimes so easy to fall into the trap of perpetuating a student misconception. Sometimes misunderstandings are directly caused by the things we say or the way we present ideas. Sarah Garry considers how we can address these issues and prevent further confusion.
In the first in a series on maths misconceptions Sarah addresses all things negative numbers.
Consolidate pupils’ negative numbers understanding with this Colour by Numbers worksheet. (Find more info on using Colour by Numbers in the secondary classroom here.)