id: 06479511
dt: j
an: 2015f.00350
au: Lenihan, Eoin
ti: Field mathematics: an engaging approach to mathematics in middle and upper
school.
so: Math. Teach. (Derby) 233, 13-17 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: D33 D34 M13 M14
ut: review; pure mathematics; field mathematics; didactics of mathematics;
goals of mathematics education; learning objectives; real-life
mathematics; mathematical applications; learning; abstract reasoning;
globalized economy; curriculum; inquiry-based education; collaborative
planning
ci:
li: http://www.atm.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/Journals/MT233/Non-Member/ATM-MT233-13-17.pdf
ab: Summary: The author reflects on current issues taking a global perspective
on the how and why of mathematics. ‘Global’ is becoming something
of a current ‘buzzword’. The addition of ‘Global’ to words such
as ‘economy’, or ‘challenge’ is a device that seeks to add
credibility and status in the mind of the reader. But, mathematics
education must be part of, and reflect the ‘global’ reality of both
educational and career choices beyond 16+ for learners in classrooms.
Tables of comparative data cannot tell the ‘whole story’, or even
‘how it really is’, so detail ‘beyond the table’ is vital to
sense making of the data, and educational planning for the future. This
piece is both well researched, and argued in the context of
mathematical literacy.
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