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ERIC Number: EJ972418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Is This Mathematical?
Dodd, Jennifer
Mathematics Teaching, n220 p42-43 Nov 2010
In this article, the author reports on the findings of her research on what her Year 10 students consider to be "mathematical." The class contains thirteen students who will all sit the higher tier IGCSE next year. The author found out that the students considered things she told them to have a higher mathematical status than work they did themselves. She found this disappointing since she would like them to value what they do, and so become "creators" of mathematics. This small investigation has certainly given the author plenty of things to follow-up with all her students. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)