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Time pressure and instructional choices when teaching mathematics


Leong, Y and Chick, HL, Time pressure and instructional choices when teaching mathematics, Mathematics Education Research Journal, 23, (3) pp. 347-362. ISSN 1033-2170 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1007/s13394-011-0019-y


This paper examines the anecdotal claim of "Not enough time" made by teachers when expressing their struggle to cover a stipulated syllabus. The study focuses on the actual experiences of a teacher teaching mathematics to a Year 7 class in Singapore according to a designated time schedule. The demands of fulfilling multiple instructional goals within a limited time frame gave rise to numerous junctures where time pressure was felt. The interactions between ongoing time consciousness and instructional decisions will be discussed. An examination of the role played by instructional goals sheds light on the nature and causes of time pressure situations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Time pressure . Geometry teaching . Instructional goals . Problems of teaching
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Chick, HL (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:79132
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-08-20
Last Modified:2017-11-21

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