Geocaching : a worldwide treasure hunt enhancing the mathematics classroom
Bragg, Leicha A., Pullen, Yianna and Skinner, Megan 2010, Geocaching : a worldwide treasure hunt enhancing the mathematics classroom, in MAV 2010 : Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, Mathematical Association of Victoria, Brunswick, Vic., pp. 54-62.
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MAV 2010 : Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria
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Geocaching is a global treasure hunt that invites people of all ages to discover actively the beauty of their environment through the assistance of a Global Positioning Systems (GPS), mathematical know-how, and a bit of foraging. If you are seeking a new way to engage your students in a motivating and exciting real-life task, then geocaching might be the answer. The purpose of this article is to describe the experience of our shcool-based geocaching project undertaken with children in Prep (5-6) and the senior primary Grades (ages 10-12). We will share the potential for mathematical learning and engagement. It is argued that geocaching provides the opportunity for rich engagement with key mathematical concepts that goes beyond what can be acheived during a typical lesson.
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