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Misunderstandings

Misunderstandings

Misunderstandings can be countered by building knowledge – which is the easy recall of associations. Understanding implies being able to justify why a property works or does not work.

Knowledge takes many forms.

  • Knowing that involves associations such as 6 + 4 = 10.
  • Knowing how is about carrying out a process, such as counting in fives.
  • Knowing why is about connecting knowledge to justify why an action is valid or invalid.
  • Knowing to is about being able to apply an idea when it is appropriate, such as recognising that sharing problems can be solved by division.

Understanding usually refers to justifying actions (knowing why) and being able to apply concepts to unfamiliar situations (knowing to).

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