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ERIC Number: EJ831824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
On the Use of Client-Driven Projects in the Mathematics Classroom
Maki, Dan; Winston, Wayne; Shafii-Mousavi, Morteza; Kochanowski, Paul; Lang, Chris; Ernstberger, Kathy; Hodgson, Ted
PRIMUS, v16 n4 p300-313 Dec 2006
In this article, we discuss the use of client-driven projects--projects that are posed by business, government, and non-profit organizations and based upon real problems facing the organization. Although client-driven projects have long been used in business and engineering education, their use in the mathematics classroom is rare. Client-driven projects represent authentic connections between standard mathematics content and the world outside the classroom, but their use as teaching tools also raises many curricular and pedagogical issues. In limited evaluation, client-driven projects seem to have a positive impact on students' attitudes and motivation. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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