It all adds up – Engagement in Mathematics

  • Toowoomba Grammar School

What does engagement in a mathematics classroom look like? Can real world context impact students’ experience of mathematics?

Through conducting a ‘Real World Maths Development Program’ we tested the effects of using in-depth, real world scenarios as a learning tool on the engagement of Year 9 mathematics students. To do this, we worked closely with a small number of schools in Melbourne over a two month period. This workshop will explore the findings from the program and provide participants with strategies to bring the real world into the classroom and increase engagement.

Join us at the Queensland Mathematics Teachers Association 2017 Conference 'Mathematics - A Game Changer' at Toowoomba Grammar School. More information and conference program here.