The use of innovative teaching methods for 'maximising' the enjoyment from learning mathematical concepts

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2002) The use of innovative teaching methods for 'maximising' the enjoyment from learning mathematical concepts. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning (Octobe). ISSN 1473 - 0111

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This paper explores methods of bridging the gap between a basic mathematical background and the ability to learn and use more advanced techniques. It is demonstrated how students with an average (say, High School) level of
mathematics skills can learn Dynamic Programming in an enjoyable manner.

The approach presented has proven to be an easy to learn and easy to use practical method. The main purpose of this paper is to find out if the use of innovative teaching
and learning approaches (including multimedia and web-enhanced systems)contribute to students’ learning and success in the assessments.

The presented method of teaching and learning has resulted in allowing an opportunity for the average student to learn a relatively advanced topic successfully. It has also made learning a mathematical topic an enjoyable experience for students.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Plymouth University, Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching / Bessenyei College, Mathematics Department
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Copyright The copyright in all of this material belongs to the originators who created it. The material is made available through the CIMT for downloading and dissemination for NON-PROFIT MAKING PURPOSES ONLY. This paper was selected for inclusion in the first of the international monographs, entitled 'INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH: Selected Articles from the International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning': Series of International Monographs on Mathematics Teaching Worldwide, Muzaki,Budapest (A Kluwer Company).
Depositing User: Dr Mehryar Nooriafshar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 11:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimedia, web-enhanced, interactive, dynamic programming, recursive
Fields of Research (FoR): 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0199 Other Mathematical Sciences > 019999 Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified

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