ERIC Number: EJ1093374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Calculus-Based Mathematics: An Australian Endangered Species?
Maltas, Dimitrios; Prescott, Anne
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v28 n2 p39-49 2014
Many people are discussing the issues surrounding mathematics at all levels of education. Politicians, parents, students, universities, education departments all have a view about what the problem is and all have ideas about what should happen. This article represents a synthesis of the issues and implications of one of the problems evident in mathematics education in Australia: the reduction in students taking the higher mathematics subjects that involve calculus. It makes particular reference to New South Wales (NSW) where it appears the problem has a critical edge as the number of students undertaking higher level mathematics subjects decreases and the number of students not taking mathematics increases.
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aamt.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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