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n Pythagoras - Integrating mathematics and other learning areas : emerging tensions from a study involving four classroom teachers

Volume 2010, Issue 71
  • ISSN : 1012-2346
  • E-ISSN: 2223-7895

Abstract

This paper presents findings from a pilot study that investigated the extent to which teachers make connections between mathematical concepts and concepts from other disciplines. Data from concept maps and interviews were collected. The analysis revealed that the kinds of connections teachers made are closely tied to teachers' disciplines of specialisation. The findings suggest that for some teachers, though desirable, it may not be feasible to require them to make connections with disciplines that are not within their areas of specialisation. This presents tensions for learners learning mathematics in classrooms where opportunities for making connections between mathematics and other learning areas are available but are neither taken up nor appropriately used by teachers.

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2010-07-01
2019-08-23

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