Improving students' attitudes to chance with games and activities

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Title Improving students' attitudes to chance with games and activities
Author Nisbet, Steven; Williams, Anne Monica
Journal Name Australian Mathematics Teacher
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Abstract Two combined Year 7 classes in a Queensland primary school participated in a unit of chance lessons involving six games and activities over a period of two weeks. Evidence was found for significant short-term improvements in students' enjoyment and motivation relating to chance, decreases in anxiety about chance, and improvements in students' perceptions about the usefulness of learning about chance.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Australian-Mathematics-Teacher
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 65
Issue Number 3
Page from 25
Page to 37
ISSN 0045-0685
Date Accessioned 2009-10-08
Date Available 2010-06-02T09:45:48Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29460
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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