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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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Title Geocaching : a worldwide treasure hunt enhancing the mathematics classroom
Author(s) Bragg, Leicha A.
Pullen, Yianna
Skinner, Megan
Conference name Mathematical Association of Victoria Conference (47th : 2010 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 2-3 Dec. 2010
Title of proceedings MAV 2010 : Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Mathematical Association of Victoria Conference
Start page 54
End page 62
Total pages 9
Publisher Mathematical Association of Victoria
Place of publication Brunswick, Vic.
Summary 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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ISBN 9781876949501
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Mathematical Association of Victoria
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031991

Document type: Conference Paper
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