id: 06495831
dt: a
an: 2015f.00990
au: Toh, Tin Lam
ti: Mathematics competition questions: their pedagogical values and an
alternative approach of classification.
so: Cho, Sung Je (ed.), Selected regular lectures from the 12th international
congress on mathematical education, ICME 12, Seoul, Korea, July 8â€’15,
2012. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-17186-9/hbk;
978-3-319-17187-6/ebook). 807-819 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: U40 D50 B60 C40
ut: mathematics competition; problem solving; classification
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17187-6_45
ab: Summary: In this paper, it is argued that the role of the various
mathematics competitions could be expanded beyond helping the nation in
identifying and developing the mathematically gifted students. Through
an examination of some mathematics competition questions, it was
identified that these competition questions could serve to help the
general student population to (1) acquire mathematical problem solving
processes through engaging in or developing a problem solving model;
(2) learn mathematics beyond the constraint of the school mathematics
curriculum; (3) deepen studentsâ€™ understanding of school mathematics;
and (4) acquire mathematical techniques rendered obsolete by evolving
technology. With the availability of vast resources on competition
questions, an alternative approach to classifying competition questions
based on the functions they could serve in the usual mathematics
classroom is proposed.
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