Numeracy practices in contemporary curriculum and pedagogy: exploring the benefits of an online digital technology

The goal of this project is to investigate how a new online digital technology, Maple Learn, can contribute to contemporary mathematics curricula internationally. New curricula in mathematics emphasize broad skills that cut across all mathematics domains. In other words, instead of focusing of formulas and procedures, contemporary mathematics curricula promote similarities across domains (such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics) to teach students to use mathematics in their daily lives. In partnership with Maplesoft, we will investigate how mathematics is portrayed in these curricula and how the features of Maple Learn can contribute to fostering such a portrayal. We will then create workshops for secondary mathematics teachers and examine their perceptions of mathematics, curriculum, and technology.

Intern: 
Xiao Sisi Feng;Sarah Lu
Faculty Supervisor: 
Alexandre Cavalcante
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Ontario
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