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An analysis of students' performance in ICT curriculum transformation of mathematics in Australian primary schools


Chin, CKH and Penesis, I and Ranmuthugala, D and Fluck, AE, An analysis of students' performance in ICT curriculum transformation of mathematics in Australian primary schools, CICE-2011 Proceedings (Canada International Conference on Education), 4-7 April 2011, Toronto, Canada, pp. 82-87. ISBN 978-0-9564263-9-0 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Integral calculus is often taught in high schools to students aged fifteen or older. The project described in this paper investigates the possibility of introducing these concepts and capabilities to students aged 10 to 12 years using computer based algebra system software. At the end of the programme, the students attempt a test based on first year engineering degree calculus examinations. The results clearly show that properly structured programmes utilising appropriate technology can impart the required knowledge and skills to students, even at ages below the target range. In addition, the paper compares the performance of students in four Australian states in their understanding and skill in the handling of the more complicated application questions, with a trend indicating that students from urban schools are outperforming their peers in rural schools. Females also demonstrated better skills at solving real world problems contrary to published data.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Chin, CKH (Dr Chris Chin)
UTAS Author:Penesis, I (Professor Irene Penesis)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
UTAS Author:Fluck, AE (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:70648
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-06-30
Last Modified:2018-03-09

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