id: 06606593
dt: a
an: 2016d.00314
au: Prendergast, Mark; O’Meara, Niamh
ti: Investigating the time allocated to teaching mathematics in Irish second
level schools.
so: Rogerson, Alan (ed.), The mathematics education for the future project.
Proceedings of the 13th international conference ‘Mathematics
education in a connected world’, Catania, Sicily, Italy, September
16‒21, 2015. Münster: WTM-Verlag (ISBN 978-3-942197-44-1/pbk;
978-3-942197-86-1/ebook). Conference Proceedings in Mathematics
Education 1, 339-348 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Münster: WTM-Verlag
la: EN
cc: D30 D40
ut: reform of second-level mathematics education; problem solving; teaching for
understanding; instructional time
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ab: Summary: The Irish government introduced Project Maths in all schools
nationally in September 2010 in what was a major reform of second-level
mathematics education in Ireland. This reform involves a greater
emphasis on problem solving and teaching for understanding. Research
suggests that these new approaches, coupled with overly broad syllabi,
are placing strains on the instructional time currently available for
teaching mathematics. This instructional time differs between schools
and indeed between classrooms within schools, with many teachers
offering voluntary hours in an attempt to cover the course. In 2015 the
authors received funding to carry out a major national study
investigating the amount of time allocated to mathematics in Irish
second-level schools. This paper outlines some preliminary results and
findings which focus on whether the amount of time allocated to
teaching mathematics in Ireland has changed since the introduction of
Project Maths.
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