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ERIC Number: EJ1156977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Pre-Service Teachers' Views of the Maths Talent Quest (MTQ): Connecting Mathematical Concepts to Everyday Tasks and Experiences
Baum, Prudence; Perera, Radhika
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v22 n3 p8-11 2017
Mathematics needs to take on a real-world quality, and students need to be able to identify and connect the value of what they are learning within the classroom to life outside the classroom. Creating a connection between the mathematics learned within a classroom and its value to life in the outside world is critical to effectively engage students and foster their love for learning mathematics. The Maths Talent Quest (MTQ) is a great opportunity for students to harness the skill of linking their learning in mathematics to real world investigations, and answering the question, "When am I ever going to use this?" In this article, two pre-service primary teachers share some of their experiences as judges of the 2016 MTQ. Some examples of different entries are provided as well as why this type of activity can be valuable for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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