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ERIC Number: EJ853836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
The Ideal Mathematics Class for Grades 5 and 6: What Do the Students Think?
O'Shea, Helen
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v14 n2 p18-23 2009
Teachers and researchers work hard to discover the most effective ways of teaching mathematics in the primary classroom. When searching for new tasks to teach or ways to adapt a task to fit the class's profile, they often "phone a friend," drawing on the know-how and knowledge of colleagues and experts. Other articles in this issue attempt to provide that kind of lifeline by looking at ways teachers can create or adapt tasks so that they engage and challenge most students. Here the author wants to consider another important source of expertise, one that is easy to overlook. In this article, the author describes the ideal mathematics classroom from the students' points of view. (Contains 2 footnotes and 3 figures.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia