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Mathematics in School Vol. 17, No. 4 (1988) pp. 36–38
The author argues the necessity of ensuring that mathematics is perceived by children as being useful. An example is provided which is intended to give children experiences which might help them develop a rationale for learning. It involves an item...
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal Vol. 31, No. 1 (2017) pp. 29–37
In this paper, an example is offered of a problem-solving task for senior secondary school students which was given in the context of a story. As the story unfolds, the task requires progressively more complex forms of linear programming to be...
Education & Training Vol. 51, No. 5 (2009) pp. 434–447
Purpose: Group-based tasks or assignments, if well designed, can yield benefits for student employability and other important attribute developments. However there is a fundamental problem when all members of the group receive the same mark and...
Collaborative Research Methodology for Investigating Teaching and Learning: The Use of Interactive Whiteboard Technology
Educational Review Vol. 57, No. 4 (Nov 01, 2005) pp. 457–469
This paper discusses the results of a research project which aimed to capture, analyse and communicate the complex interactions between students, teachers and technology that occur in the classroom. Teachers and researchers used an innovative...