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ERIC Number: EJ1183405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2382-0349
Striking Gold: Introducing Drama-Maths
Coleman, Claire; Davies, Kelly
Teachers and Curriculum, v18 n1 p9-18 2018
Conducted within a Masters in Teaching and Learning, this article details an inquiry which sought to offer meaningful purpose to learning within a fictional frame to engage students in level two mathematics. After considering various ideas for a suitable theme we settled on a pirate adventure. Enticing students with a mysterious treasure map and creating various obstacles and amusing characters along the way. As a frame for mathematics, pirates provided an additional opportunity to invite incidental thinking about mapping, position and measurement. As a preservice primary school teacher and research advisor, we have written collaboratively to reflect the shared research experience. While adopting different roles within the research, we share a passion for exploring new pedagogies, valuing student voice and collegiality. This short overview identifies our initial positions within this research.
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research. Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand