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ERIC Number: EJ819170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Showing You're Working: A Project Using Former Pupils' Experiences to Engage Current Mathematics Students
Musto, Garrod
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v27 n4 p210-217 Dec 2008
To help students view mathematics in a more favourable light, a number of former pupils were contacted and asked to give details of how they use mathematics in their daily lives. This information was gathered through an online questionnaire or visits to the school to talk to pupils--a booklet of responses was also given to students. Attitudinally pre- and post-testing students suggested that this initiative helped address pupils' concerns regarding the purpose of classroom mathematics. The diversity of professions also helped dispel many myths about the usefulness of mathematics. Subsequently, the project has proven to be a catalyst for a range of cross-curricular projects and events inspired by the former pupils' case studies, all of which serve to continue to address the initial aims of the project regarding pupil perception of the subject, in the light of both workplace and everyday life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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