
06639063
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2016f.00146
Smith, Cathy
Piggott, Jennifer
ENRICHing mathematics: progress in building a problemsolving community.
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). 8590 (2009).
2009
London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
EN
B63
D53
lower secondary
outof school education
extracurricular activities
SHINE project
evaluation
educational research
classroom observation
student attitudes
problem solving
enrichment
assessment
http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip291/BSRLMIP29115.pdf
Summary: The SHINE enriching mathematics project recruited secondary school students in two socioeconomically deprived London boroughs for outofschool 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 problemsolving behaviours. The model of a mathstalk learning community offered ways to categorise changing classroom behaviours, and helped to identify tensions and effective practices of classroom management.