id: 06639063
dt: a
an: 2016f.00146
au: Smith, Cathy; Piggott, Jennifer
ti: ENRICHing mathematics: progress in building a problem-solving community.
so: Joubert, M. (ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into
Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). Vol. 29, No. 1. Proceedings of the day
conference held at the University of Cambridge, UK, February 28, 2009.
London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM).
85-90 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
la: EN
cc: B63 D53
ut: lower secondary; out-of school education; extracurricular activities; SHINE
project; evaluation; educational research; classroom observation;
student attitudes; problem solving; enrichment; assessment
ci:
li: http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip29-1/BSRLM-IP-29-1-15.pdf
ab: Summary: The SHINE enriching mathematics project recruited secondary school
students in two socio-economically deprived London boroughs for
out-of-school workshops over the course of a year. Students worked
collaboratively on open maths tasks, with discussion guided by NRICH
leaders and participating school teachers. Here we outline two aspects
of the project evaluation: how we analysed progress in collaborative
classwork and how the students described what they had learnt. Students
found Shine maths enjoyable, different and more challenging than school
maths. Their teachers observed improvement in problem-solving
behaviours. The model of a maths-talk learning community offered ways
to categorise changing classroom behaviours, and helped to identify
tensions and effective practices of classroom management.
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