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ERIC Number: EJ743582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Football--A Motivator for Mathematics?
Cogill, Julie; Parr, Alan
Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, n198 p40-43 Sep 2006
In this article, the authors visited with the Arsenal Double Club Coordinator, Scott an amateur footballer, and a career teacher who is able to bring his considerable experience and administrative skill to the project. The authors were delighted to realise that they were talking to a teacher committed to what is first and foremost an educational project. The Arsenal Double Club is an innovative education and football programme offering a range of subjects: literacy, numeracy, ICT, modern languages and healthy living combined with football coaching. The aim of Double Club for the schools is to raise confidence and improve levels in pupils' literacy, maths and football, and in other Double Club schemes ICT, languages and healthy living may be targeted. Most of the teaching materials are related to Arsenal and football. The Arsenal scheme is capitalising upon the appeal of football to give focus to the literacy and numeracy work of a substantial number of disaffected, demotivated and low achieving pupils. Many of whom might otherwise get little from their lessons, (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom