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SpringerBriefs in Education

Making School Maths Engaging

The Maths Inside Project

Authors: Prescott, A., Coupland, M., Angelini, M., Schuck, S.

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  • Provides insights into ways of collaborating across diverse partner institutions
  • Includes an analysis of research on mathematics education by well-known teacher educators
  • Offers recommendations to enhance mathematics teaching and learning in schools
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This book provides an account of a large-scale, national STEM initiative in Australia, the Maths Inside Project, which is designed to increase secondary school students’ engagement and participation in mathematics. The project’s modules include videos illustrating how scientists use mathematics to find solutions to real-world problems, as well as themed activities linked to the school curriculum for mathematics.
Outlining the current debates concerning mathematics education in Australia and beyond, the book describes the development and implementation of the modules to guide their use by teachers in year 8-12 Australian mathematics classrooms. It concludes with a discussion of the research, showing how the project increased student engagement. 
The book discusses the partners involved in the project, including scientists, a national mathematics teachers’ association and the authors’ university. It also offers insights into how to embark on pedagogical improvement through collaboration between individual institutional stakeholders. Providing details of the modules to enable teachers and teacher educators to help their students better understand and utilise the curriculum resources of Maths Inside, the book is a useful resource for educators around the globe wanting to make mathematics engaging, topical and relevant for secondary school students.

About the authors

Dr Anne Prescott was an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education until she retired in April 2020. She lectured in Primary and Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Anne’s research interests include problem solving with primary and lower secondary students, maths anxiety, and early career teachers. In 2014 she was awarded the UTS Human Rights Award for Social Inclusion for her work in making it possible for Nepali girls to continue their education in secondary school. 
Dr Mary Coupland is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Mathematics and Science Study Support Centre at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney. She has received individual and team awards for excellence in teaching, and researches mathematics education at secondary and university level. For her work with teacher professional associations, she was awarded an Outstanding Professional Service Award by the Professional Teachers Council, NSW.
Dr Marco Angelini is a Research Manager and Tutor at the University of Technology Sydney, and was the project manager for Maths Inside. With a background in academic skills development, educational equity and the transition to higher education, he has taught humanities and science subjects at the London School of Economics, Queen’s University of Belfast and the University of Technology Sydney. His research and publications include work on student engagement, academic literacies, philosophical thought and history.
Dr Sandy Schuck was a Professor of Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Technology Sydney until her retirement in May 2020. She was co-director of the STEM Education Futures Research Centre and was its founding co-director. She is currently an Adjunct Professor with research interests in teacher learning, mobile learning and mathematics education. In 2010, she received the inaugural UTS Research Excellence Award for Researcher Development.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making School Maths Engaging
Book Subtitle
The Maths Inside Project
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9151-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9151-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-9150-1
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 94
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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