What happens with all that maths? (Part 2)

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Dunn, Peter K.. 2004. "What happens with all that maths? (Part 2)." Teaching Mathematics. 29 (1), pp. 18-24.
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What happens with all that maths? (Part 2)

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AuthorDunn, Peter K.
Journal TitleTeaching Mathematics
Journal Citation29 (1), pp. 18-24
Number of Pages7
Year2004
PublisherQueensland Association of Mathematics Teachers
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN0313-7767
Web Address (URL)http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=140964;res=AEIPT
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For students to become excited about studying mathematics, it is important that mathematics is seen as useful at school. I once was of the view that the most interesting and useful applications of mathematics occurred after significant mathematical content had been studied. I hope, however, that the previous section has shown that this is not necessarily the case; even simple mathematical ideas have far reaching, important applications. So how can we show students this at school?

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
390409. Learning sciences
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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