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ERIC Number: EJ1121322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Mathematics
Goos, Merrilyn
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v72 n4 p34-38 2016
At the special conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), the author was asked to speak about the challenges and opportunities in teaching mathematics as a stimulus for discussion of AAMT's "future directions". With an open invitation to be a little provocative, the author chose five challenges framed as questions: (1) Who is qualified to teach mathematics to children and young people?; (2) Is mathematics teaching an attractive and viable career?; (3) What counts as effective mathematics teaching?; (4) Who gets to learn mathematics?; and (5) How do we shape public perceptions of mathematics? The author ends her brief discussion of each challenge with another kind of question that she hopes will point us towards opportunities and directions for the next 50 years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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