Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14367
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2011
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Berinderjeet Kaur & Masura Ghani. (2011). Learning experiences of Singapore's low attainers in primary mathematics. In J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton (eds.), Mathematics: Traditions and [New] practices: Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference (pp. 414-420). Adelaide, S.A.: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, and, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
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This paper explores the learning experiences of 346 year four low attainers in mathematics
from Singapore. The pupils were interviewed about their learning experiences related to
mathematics lessons in school. An innovative method, using pictures as stimulus, was
adopted to engage pupils to talk about their lessons. From the interview data it is apparent
that there was a mismatch between how pupils were taught and preferred to be taught.
Almost all the pupils experienced teacher-led whole class instruction during their
mathematics lessons. A study of three teacher-led whole class instruction lessons showed
that these lessons were not unique but had some commonalities. The mathematical tasks
used during instruction were routine and repetitive. Teachers also did not stimulate the
development of pupils' metacognition.
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This paper was published in Mathematics: Traditions and [New] practices: Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference, held at Adelaide, Australia from 3-7 Jul 2011
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9781875900695
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