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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 1, January 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Effectiveness Of Teaching & Learning Mathematics Using Children's Home Language And Cultural Tools

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AUTHOR(S)

Mohammed Hafiz, Mohammed Farik

 

KEYWORDS

Teaching & Learning, Mathematics, Language, Culture

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research paper is two-fold. First, the aim is to prove the effectiveness of using children’s home language and cultural tools in teaching and learning mathematics at primary school level in Fiji. For privacy reasons, the actual name of the participating school is not mentioned in this paper. Secondly, this paper also demonstrates how practicing teachers can use the problem-solving approach and selective analytics to do research in order to improve their own teaching and learning in the classroom. We believe that the new findings and methods demonstrated in this paper will help improve mathematics teaching & learning processes and motivate teachers to collaborate with fellow teachers and do more researches in their classrooms and to publish their works.

 

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