The student experience of online mathematics enrichment


Jones, K. and Simons, H. (2000) The student experience of online mathematics enrichment. In, Nakahara, T. and Koyama, M. (eds.) Proceedings 24th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 24th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Hiroshima, Japan, PME, 103-110.

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Following concerns about the falling number of mathematics majors at University level, consideration has being given in a number of countries to enhancing provision for those school pupils who show the potential to study mathematics at University. Prevalent amongst this provision are enrichment opportunities and material designed to provide a wider picture of mathematics. This paper reports findings from a study of internet-based enrichment material in mathematics and focuses on the student experience of such online provision. Data from questionnaires and interviews suggest that this enrichment material helped the pupils who used it to gain a wider appreciation of mathematics and raised the profile of mathematics as a subject that could be interesting enough to pursue beyond school. Issues of equity in access to the material remain.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The full report on the project is available as: Jones, K. and Simons, H. (1999) Online mathematics enrichment: an evaluation of the NRICH project. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, 94pp. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/11252/
ISBNs: 0771100 (hardback)
Keywords: curriculum, pedagogy, teaching, learning, e-learning, elearning, online, internet, web, www, mathematics, puzzles, problem solving, evaluation, NRICH, enrichment, able children, gifted, talented
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 41271
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
Publisher: PME
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41271

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