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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Sashien_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T03:18:12Z
dc.date.available2015-01-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2015-08-20T03:18:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSharma, S. (2015). Promoting risk taking in mathematics classrooms: The importance of creating a safe learning environment. Mathematics Enthusiast, 12(1-3), 290–306.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9550
dc.description.abstractStudents beliefs and attitudes towards risk taking can impact on their mathematics learning and performance. However, at present, risk is not established in the field of mathematics education. The challenge for mathematics teachers in developing their students' risk taking dispositions is to choose appropriate activities and tools that match this concept and the learning needs of the students. This paper describes some research-based ideas for promoting risk taking behaviours in a mathematics classroom. It presents interactional pedagogical strategies from a design collaborative research conducted at one secondary school. As part of the learning activities, students critically evaluated statistical investigations undertaken by others. Students had to take risks: ask critical questions, construct statistical arguments and respond to others' arguments in face of criticisms. The findings are interpreted in relation to recent writing about students' abilities to take risks in mathematics classrooms. The final section considers the issues arising out of the paper and offers suggestions for meeting these challenges.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherScholar Works
dc.relation.urihttp://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol12/iss1/24/
dc.rights© 2015 The Author
dc.titlePromoting risk taking in mathematics classrooms: The importance of creating a safe learning environmenten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfMathematics Enthusiasten_NZ
pubs.begin-page290
pubs.elements-id129629
pubs.end-page306
pubs.issue1-3en_NZ
pubs.volume12en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1551-3440en_NZ


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