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Meaningful mathematics in the middle years

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posted on 1999-01-01, 00:00 authored by Colleen Vale
This paper describes an action research project that investigated issues concerning the teaching and learning of numeracy in the middle years. Building on research concerning the middle years of schooling, and their own experience of teaching mathematics in years 5 - 8, a group of teachers, drawn from four schools, trialed strategies intended to improve the engagement, attitudes and outcomes of their students in mathematics. The group recommended at the end of the study that mathematics needs to be meaningful for young adolescents. The concept of meaningful mathematics is explored through a description of the actions and findings of the teachers participating in this project.

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Event

AARE-NZARE Joint Conference (3rd : 1999 : Melbourne, Vic.)

Publisher

AARE

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

Coldstream, Vic.

Start date

1999-11-29

End date

1999-12-02

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

R Jeffery, S Rich

Title of proceedings

In Global Issues & Local Effects : The challenge for Educational Research : Proceedings of Annual Conference of AARE and NZARE, Melbourne, Australia, 29th November - 2nd December, 1999.

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