Make a DIY mathematics trail.

Gough, John 2010, Make a DIY mathematics trail., Vinculum, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 15-18.

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Title Make a DIY mathematics trail.
Author(s) Gough, John
Journal name Vinculum
Volume number 47
Issue number 2
Start page 15
End page 18
Total pages 3 p.
Publisher The Mathematical Association of Victoria
Place of publication Brunswick, Vic.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0157-759X
Keyword(s) mathematics
Summary A mathematics trail is an excellent activity. A mathematics trail might be something that students make themselves, possibly for other students to use, or for a Family Maths occasion, or for a community event. Presenting the making of a mathematics trail as an opportunity for inquiry-based learning (which is probably similar to, but not the same as passing the buck) could save the teacher a lot of time in preparing the trail. Pedagogically, it shifts some of the where-is-the-mathematics-in-this? type of thinking to the students - activating the maths curse and stimulating their own creativity! (Catchy expressions such as "ownership", "constructivism" and "student-centred" also spring to mind).
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category C4 Letter or note
Copyright notice ©2010, Mathematical Association of Victoria
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034447

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Collection: School of Education
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