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ERIC Number: ED520969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Students' Opinions about Characteristics of Their Desired Mathematics Lessons
Sullivan, Peter; Clarke, Doug; O'Shea, Helen
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
As part of a larger project, we examined how students describe their ideal mathematics lesson. We found that the students' comments were similar to the characteristics that are often used by researchers to delineate the features of effective teaching. In particular the students liked clear explanations, they recalled lessons that used materials that allowed connections to their lives, felt the mode of grouping to be important, and many liked to be challenged. There was diversity in the types of lessons that they described indicating that variety is also important. Teachers are encouraged to pay attention to opinions of students on the pedagogies they value. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia