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ERIC Number: EJ1163834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Opinion: High-Quality Mathematics Resources as Public Goods
Russo, James
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v22 n4 p37-38 2017
James Russo begins a discussion of the difficulty and time-consuming activity of Googling to find lesson plans and resources to keep his lessons more interesting and engaging, since such resources seem particularly scarce for math teachers. Russo writes that joining professional associations has given him ready access to higher quality resources that have improved his professional knowledge and the quality of his lessons, but the question that still nags him is: What are teachers without access to such resources or time to develop their own lesson plans doing? In order to not make it harder for teachers than it needs to be to keep lessons fresh and engaging, Russo proposes making all practitioner journals such as "Teaching Children Mathematics", the "Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom", and "Prime Number", free to all teachers after a certain period of time has lapsed (perhaps two years). He also asks, why not email links to these materials directly to teachers' inboxes? Why not view high quality mathematics resources as public goods freely available to all? He then offers three reasons in support of this proposition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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