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ERIC Number: EJ1153973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Building a High School Math Research Curriculum
Gerver, Robert; Santucci, Lauren; Leventhal, Hanah
Mathematics Teacher, v111 n1 p34-39 Sep 2017
For decades, all honors students at North Shore High School in New York were required to write a mathematics paper. In 1991, these papers were eliminated, and a new elective, "Investigations in Math Research," was added to the course catalog. Research is not an innate skill, and now, students of all ability levels who wanted the research paper experience could to take a dedicated course. The new course, taught by a high school teacher, was designed to totally immerse students into researching mathematics, technical writing, and oral presentation skills. The article, written by a North Shore High School teacher and students who have taken the course, describes the history of the class, and how students go through the process of choosing and implementing their research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A