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Teaching mathematics in a project-based learning context: Initial teacher knowledge and perceived needs

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posted on 2023-05-23, 06:50 authored by Kim Beswick, Rosemary CallinghamRosemary Callingham, Tracey MuirTracey Muir
This paper reports on initial data from teachers at an Australian Year 9-12 secondary school which is attempting to implement a project-based learning model across the entire curriculum. The eight teachers had diverse prior teaching experiences, including work in primary schools, special education, Year 7-10 secondary schools, and technical and further education. None had studied mathematics at tertiary level and just one listed maths as a main teaching area. Results of an initial survey indicate that most had reasonable levels of personal mathematics competence, and could identify relevant mathematical concepts among the affordances of a particular scenario, but that they struggled to articulate how they would work with students to pursue any of the relevant mathematics in depth.

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Publication title

Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia

Editors

J Dindyal, LP Cheng and SW Ng

Pagination

114-121

ISBN

978-981-07-2527-3

Department/School

Faculty of Education

Publisher

MERGA Inc.

Place of publication

Singapore

Event title

35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia

Event Venue

Singapore

Date of Event (Start Date)

2012-07-02

Date of Event (End Date)

2012-07-06

Rights statement

Copyright 2012 MERGA Inc.

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Socio-economic Objectives

Teacher and instructor development

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