Higher Order Thinking Skills


This article provides a valuable resource for developing children’s higher order thinking skills in numeracy and mathematics:

Higher Order Thinking Skills in Numeracy and Mathematics

By focusing on Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy of Learning, this resource provides a basis for:

  • extending knowledge and understanding of higher order thinking skills in numeracy and mathematics
  • planning learning and teaching in numeracy and mathematics
  • providing strategies to support learning
  • enables opportunities for challenge.

I like this section on using wrong answers as a chance to strenghen understanding and develop thinking skills:

Using wrong answers to build understanding

Through their use of effective questioning and discussion, teachers will use misconceptions and wrong answers as opportunities to improve and deepen children’s understanding of mathematical concepts.”

Mathematics Principles and Practice document

Please let me know your thoughts and comments on how you might use some of the suggestions in this article in your practice!


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