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TitleA grade 9 coordinate geometry unit - bridging basic skills and the APEF curriculum
AuthorPike, Robert P., 1960-
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2001. Education
Date2001
Paginationiii, 73 leaves : ill.
SubjectAtlantic Provinces Education Foundation; Geometry--Study and teaching (Secondary); Math anxiety; Mathematical readiness
DegreeM.Ed.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
DisciplineEducation
LanguageEng
Spatial CoverageCanada--Atlantic Provinces
NotesBibliography: leaves 71-73
AbstractThe changing philosophy towards how students learn mathematics has rekindled the confrontation between investigative and traditional pedagogical camps. Labelled the math wars, both groups are blaming the other for the poor mastery of basic mathematical skills as indicated by student assessment scores. Societal, educational researcher and student views of the basic skills issues are presented. Acknowledging that each student may learn in a different way and at a different rate, the performance and mastery type students are examined metacognitively. A number of sample pedagogical practices that reflect the philosophy of this project have been chosen for presentation. A coordinate geometry project, moulded with ideas of mathematics learning as advocated by the Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation (APEF), is presented which reflects the conviction that both constructivist and traditional ideologies of mathematics should be a balanced part of student learning.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1539216
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
PDF File(7.89 MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/theses/Pike_RobertP.pdf
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