Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17798
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Jul-2013
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Tong, C. L., Leong, Y. H., & Quek, K. S. (2013). Positive feelings towards the learning of mathematics for low achievers. In V. Steinle, L. Ball & C. Bardini (Eds.), Mathematics – Yesterday, today and tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (p. 735-738). Melbourne, VIC: MERGA
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A common area of difficulty and frustration for low achieving students is the operations involving negative numbers. The main objective of our innovations in this area with two classes of Year 7 low achieving students was to develop positive feelings towards mathematics, in particular of an appreciation for the 'reasonableness' and clear visualisation of the negative numbers 'in action'.
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