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A Student-Centred Mathematics Booklet System: Its Influence On Student's Mathematical Performance And Attitude To Mathematics, Raymond L. Minns Nov 2006

A Student-Centred Mathematics Booklet System: Its Influence On Student's Mathematical Performance And Attitude To Mathematics, Raymond L. Minns

Theses Masters Coursework

There are many approaches to teaching mathematics. This paper examines one student-centred approach called the Booklet System used by a number of secondary schools in Brisbane from the mid-1990's for about a decade. Claims made by those advocating this system include improved achievement in mathematics and a better attitude to mathematics in general.

Year 9 students in three schools were given a Pre Test at the beginning of the school year and a Post Test in the second last week of the school year. Two of these schools operated a traditional teacher-centred textbook system and one school used the ...


What Happens When Salt Dissolves In Water? An Introduction To Scientific Argument And Counter Argument Drawn From The History Of Science, Kevin C. De Berg Oct 2006

What Happens When Salt Dissolves In Water? An Introduction To Scientific Argument And Counter Argument Drawn From The History Of Science, Kevin C. De Berg

Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles

There is an increasing demand being placed on teachers to use episodes from the history of science in their teaching/learning activities in science classes but there is a dearth of material available to teachers that are suitable for such activities. This paper outlines two models of salt dissolution drawn from late 19th and early 20th century chemistry and some of the arguments advanced for each model at the time that are suitable for the senior chemistry classroom. Its suggests that teachers create a fifteen-minute Interactive Historical Vignette using the content of the solution controversy to teach students how scientific ...