ERIC Number: ED454039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Meaningful Mathematics in the Middle Years.
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. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Action Research, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Number Concepts, Numeracy, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/val99544.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the combined Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (Melbourne, Australia, November 29-December 2, 1999). Contains small print.