ERIC Number: ED237351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Research in Mathematics Education in Papua New Guinea: 1983. Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Conference (3rd, Mathematics Education Centre, Lae, Papua New Guinea, May, 1983).
Clarkson, Philip C., Ed.
Abstracts and/or complete papers presented at this conference are provided in seven sections. Section 1 includes papers focusing on microcomputers and education. Section 2 includes a research review on spatial ability and its relation to mathematics education and two studies, focusing on spatial ability tasks for mathematics teachers/students and problem-solving for Yapese elementary schools. Papers in section 3 examine factors related to post year 10 mathematics. Studies in section 4 focus on first year university students' mathematical performance on the 1982 end of course examination, difficulties encountered in applying mathematical skills to solving engineering problems, and engineering mathematics. Section 5 includes a review of the Mathematics Education Centre (Papua New Guinea University of Technology--PNGUT) and studies on: abilities of senior secondary students at proportionality tasks, use of calculators in provincial high schools, and development of rational number concepts. Section 6 includes papers examining relationships between arithmetic and algebra, and the availability of mathematics resources in the Morobe Provincial High Schools. Five papers focusing on problem-solving at PNGUT are presented in section 7, including a literature review on the topic and an examination of how understanding the nature of a problem is helpful in developing successful problem solvers. (JN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Papua New Guinea Univ. of Technology, Lae.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Papua New Guinea