The relevance of mathematics: Leaders and teachers as gatekeeper for Queensland senior calculus mathematics

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Easey, Michael and Gleeson, Jim Philip. (2016). The relevance of mathematics: Leaders and teachers as gatekeeper for Queensland senior calculus mathematics. In B. White, M. Chinnappan and S. Trenholm (Ed.). 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 198 - 205
AuthorsEasey, Michael and Gleeson, Jim Philip
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The aim of the larger study, of which this paper is a part, is to investigate the decline in Year 10 male students’ participation in senior calculus mathematics courses at an independent boys’ school located in metropolitan Queensland. This paper draws on Sealey and Noyes’s (2010) relevance framework to conduct document analysis and interviews with leaders and teachers concerning the relevance of mathematics. In both cases results indicated that there was a limited understanding of relevance of mathematics.

Year2016
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Web address (URL)https://www.merga.net.au/publications/counter.php?pub=pub_conf&id=2719
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Book titleOpening Up Mathematics Education: Research Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Page range198 - 205
ISBN9781920846299
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationAustralia
EditorsB. White, M. Chinnappan and S. Trenholm
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