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Empowering Minds: Fostering Critical Thinking through Mathematics Teaching

Sanjeev Vijay


In academic and professional realms, critical thinking emerges as a paramount skill, yet numerous students encounter challenges in honing it effectively. The realm of mathematics education presents a unique platform to foster critical thinking abilities, as it compels students to tackle intricate problems using logical reasoning and evidence-based methodologies. This research paper comprehensively reviews the correlation between critical thinking and mathematics teaching, providing exemplars of impactful teaching strategies that effectively nurture critical thinking within the domain of mathematics. Moreover, the paper presents the results of a case study, delving into the ramifications of a critical thinking-focused mathematics teaching intervention on student learning outcomes. The outcomes suggest that mathematics teaching serves as an effective catalyst in promoting critical thinking skills in students, and teachers wield an array of strategies to facilitate this transformative process.


Critical thinking, mathematics teaching, effective teaching, problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning.

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