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What does the Internet offer for students?

Kissane, B. (2009) What does the Internet offer for students? In: 22nd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, 13 - 16 July 2009, Fremantle, Western Australia pp. 135-144.

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The Internet offers a range of new opportunities for school students to learn mathematics and about mathematics. This paper analyses these opportunities, based on publicly accessible web sites that do not require direct payment by users. A typology of five different sorts of opportunities is presented, justified and exemplified: (i) interactive opportunities; (ii) reading interesting materials; (iii) reference materials; (iv) communication; and (v) problem solving. The ways in which the Internet is accessed in practice (both at home and at school) are recognised to be of significance to the prospects for successful educational usc of these resources, as are the pedagogies invoked by teachers.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Copyright: 2009 AAMT
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Notes: Appears In: Mathematics: Its Mine: Proceedings of the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
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