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STOP THE PRESS: Maths Teaching Fails

August 3, 2011

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Monash University Professor of Mathematics Education, Professor Peter Sullivan, claimed in an article in The Age (2 Aug 2011) that Australian students could be dropping out of maths because it is being taught in a way that is:

1. Not related to the real world

2. Repetitious

3. Boring

4. Restrictive

Mathspig says ‘Why? Why? Why? Delilah.’ (It’s an old Tom Jones song. Mathspig is no piglet.)

See Teacher Notes on this blog.

And also an article Mathspig wrote for the Canberra Times. See Maths Mad

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Just to prove that maths need not be dull especially for Junior and Middle school students here are 25 zany ways to liven up a repetitious and possibly smash-your-face-into-the-table-top-type-boring maths class.

Go Mathspigs Go!!!!

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