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Open Mathematics: Open Minds

Open Mathematics: Open Minds


    My research particularly uncovers teacher pedagogies 

    that support teachers access to and understanding of

    children's mathematics (Carruthers, 2022). Some of 

    the premises of this theory is that:


  •      The mathematics curriculum needs to be broader than

     a step by step process as children know much more

     about mathematics than is often presented to them.



  • Teachers need to understand children's background and cultural knowledge to provide a 

        curriculum that supports and enhances their understanding.


  • Teachers who authentically listen to children and are able to accept alternative possibilities provide

        a conducive space for children to grow in their mathematical knowledge.


The blog below gives further insight into Open Mathematics:

Carruthers, E. (2017). Open Mathematics: Open Minds. Community Playthings.