
06198890
a
2013e.00275
Toh, Tin Lam
Mathematics competition questions and mathematical tasks for instructional use.
Kaur, Berinderjeet (ed.), Nurturing reflective learners in mathematics. Yearbook 2013, Association of Mathematics Educators. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN 9789814472746/hbk; 9789814472777/ebook). 189207 (2013).
2013
Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific
EN
D50
U40
C30
reflective learning
mathematics competions
competition questions
mathematical tasks
instructional use
student's interest
thinking skills
higher order thinking
reasoning
doi:10.1142/9789814472760_0010
Summary: Mathematics competition questions are useful resources for teachers to craft mathematical tasks for instructional purposes. These tasks could serve two objectives: to develop (i) students' interest in mathematics and (ii) higher order thinking skills in the subject. The learning experiences provided by these tasks are rich and certainly appropriate for nurturing reflective learners. This chapter illustrates through examples how mathematics competition questions may be crafted into useful tasks for use in classrooms to advance the above two objectives.