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ERIC Number: EJ1121291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Challenging Tasks: What Happens When Challenging Tasks Are Used in Mixed Ability Middle School Mathematics Classrooms?
Perkins, Karen
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v72 n4 p4-13 2016
The topics of decimals and polygons were taught to two classes by using challenging tasks, rather than the more conventional textbook approach. Students were given a pre-test and a post-test. A comparison between the two classes on the pre- and post-test was made. Prior to teaching through challenging tasks, students were surveyed about their mindset in regards to mathematics and how they think they learn best. They were surveyed again at the completion of the project to see if there were any changes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A