Special Issue "Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics through Real World Contexts and Applications"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "STEM Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 332

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. David Burghes
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Guest Editor
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, Institute of Education, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
Interests: mathematics and statistics education; digital technology
Dr. Jodie Hunter
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Guest Editor
Institute of Education, Massey University, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Interests: mathematics teaching and culturally responsive teaching for learners in under developed communities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mathematics teaching and learning continues to be problem for many learners; they fail to see its relevance to everyday life and, at an early age, find other disciplines more interesting and relevant; this is not helped by some teachers of mathematics in both the Primary and Secondary sector not fully appreciating the power, beauty and relevance of mathematics and mathematics thinking in today’s world. We hope this special edition will provide teachers, teacher trainers and policy makers with renewed enthusiasm for teaching and learning mathematics through its application and to problems in the real world, relevant to their learners.

The aim of this special issue is to highlight and provide evidence for teaching and learning mathematics through its applications, problems solving, meaningful contexts and its relevance to the world we live in. We are keen to receive submissions based on innovation at primary or secondary education or teacher training, both initial and continuing education.

Any submissions that focus on aspects of teaching and learning mathematics through applications and relevant and real world contexts are encouraged, including the use of digital technology in enhancing mathematics education; we are also keen to receive submissions that highlight how problem solving can be used to introduce new concepts with learners working collaboratively.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. David Burghes
Dr. Jodie Hunter
Guest Editors

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  • teaching
  • mathematics
  • applications
  • contexts
  • problem solving
  • digital technology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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