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ERIC Number: ED573203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Male Students' Perspectives Concerning the Relevance of Mathematics--Pilot Study Findings
Easey, Michael; Warren, Elizabeth; Geiger, Vince
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
A pilot study was conducted with Year 10 males (N = 154) preparing to make their senior mathematics subject choice. Survey data revealed that students did not understand the different dimensions of relevance of mathematics. Additionally, a statistically significant difference in the level of agreement concerning relevance was identified between students choosing Mathematics A and those choosing both Mathematics B and C. Students choosing both Mathematics B and C perceived mathematics as relevant for facilitating their career pathway, while Mathematics A aspirants acknowledged the relevance of mathematics was less influential, reporting their choice was guided by their mathematical ability.
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: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia