The idea of Big Ideas in mathematics education has now been around for a while, but what does it mean for the teaching and learning of mathematics in schools? This Digest attempts to address this issue by describing two views about Big Ideas, and aims to give some insights into how the Big Ideas concept can be used by mathematics teachers.
Tout, D., Spithill, J. & Trevitt, J. (2015). Big Ideas in Mathematics Teaching. The Research Digest, QCT, 2015 (11).
Science and Mathematics Education Commons, Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons
This Research Digest is one of a series of periodic digests produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the Queensland College of Teachers.