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Edward Barbeau - The teacher as coach

EDWARD BARBEAU, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G3, Canada
The teacher as coach

Effective learning by students depends in part on their perception of the nature of mathematics and how it is to be mastered, as well as on their understanding of their goals, abilities and learning styles. Such issues need to be raised explicitly to avoid a conflict of expectation between student and teacher and to allow students to marshall their resources most effectively. This talk will discuss how failure to consider such factors can impede progress.