ERIC Number: ED251324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Research in Mathematics Education in Papua New Guinea: 1984. Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Conference, Mathematics Education Centre (4th, Lae, Papua New Guinea. May 1984).
Clarkson, Philip C., Ed.
Seventeen research reports are arranged under several broad topics of mathematics education. Section 1 concerns language and mathematics learning, with one paper on word problems and one on concept formation. Papers on university level mathematics in Section 2 explore problem solving, characteristics of school leavers, some mathematical aspects of surveying education, an experimental approach to teaching numerical analysis, and remediation. In the third section, reports consider mathematical deficits of university entry students and topics to consider in the curriculum. The fourth section concerns post year 10 mathematics, with reports on the quality of school leavers and on distance versus face-to-face learning. Mathematics teaching in various cultures is the focus of Section 5, with secondary mathematics teachers, mathematical abilities, basic skills, and secondary teacher education in Uganda considered. Finally, problem solving with a function graphing program and a report on microcomputer use in Fiji are presented in Section 6. (MNS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Papua New Guinea Univ. of Technology, Lae. Mathematics Education Centre.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Papua New Guinea