Teaching mathematics and technology through design practice
Norton, Stephen J. & Cooper, Thomas J. (2008) Teaching mathematics and technology through design practice. In Navigating Currents and Charting Directions : 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 1 July 2008, St Lucia, Brisbane.
In many schools throughout the Western world teachers are observing increasing student disengagement with the study of mathematics and technology (M and T). The Queensland Education Department implemented a curriculum project designed to trial the use of design practice as a tool for integrating the teaching of mathematics and technology in a rural Queensland state school. This paper reports on the outcomes of the trial, including teaching methods from three comparison schools. All the teachers reported that the students in each respective trial were highly engaged and on task throughout the project, and the integration of M and T worked to harness students' enthusiasm to be creative and constructive for the purposes of learning mathematics. The paper argues that differences in regulatory and instructional discourse adopted by the teachers resulted in different and pedagogically important outcomes.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this paper can be freely accessed online via the organiser’s web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||Design, Integrated activities, Mathematics education, Mathematics teaching, Technology education, Primary school mathematics, Teaching methods|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||16 Feb 2009 12:34|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:08|
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