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Crunch time: How did the students perform?
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
  • Steve Sugden, Bond University
  • Mike Steele, Bond University
Date of this Version
3-6-2012
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Details

Accepted version

Steele, M., & Sugden, S. (2012). Crunch time: How did the students perform? International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 44(1), 143-152. ISSN: 1464-5211

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2012 HERDC submission. FoR code: 010401; 130208

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Abstract

Two newspaper numbers games based on simple arithmetic relationships are discussed. One is rather trivial, but very useful as an introduction to the second, whose potential to give students of elementary algebra practice in semi-ad hoc reasoning and to build general arithmetic reasoning skills was explored theoretically in an earlier paper. Preliminary results on the effectiveness of this general approach are presented, with student performance and feedback on an assignment task and formal examination included, and recommendations for future work.

Citation Information
Steve Sugden and Mike Steele. "Crunch time: How did the students perform?" International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 44 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 143 - 152 ISSN: 1464-5211
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mike_steele/24/