Motivating Upper Secondary Students to Learn Mathematics with Working Life Exercises

Päivi Porras, Johanna Naukkarinen

Abstract

This paper describes a massive open online course (MOOC) that targets upper secondary school students. During the years that we have been working in LUMA Centre Saimaa (an organization to inspire and motivate children and youth in mathematics, science and technology), we have noticed that upper secondary school students often fail to see the connection between mathematics studied at that level and their future career plans. This work-in-progress paper describes a construction and first user experiences of project TyöMAA, which aims at strengthening the high school students’ perceptions of the applicability of mathematics in the working life. This is done by giving upper secondary school mathematics teachers real working life examples connected to topics in their courses and developing a MOOC for students in which they can solve work-related mathematical problems.

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in Harvard Style

Porras P. and Naukkarinen J. (2021). Motivating Upper Secondary Students to Learn Mathematics with Working Life Exercises. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-502-9, pages 208-215. DOI: 10.5220/0010429102080215


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu21,
author={Päivi Porras and Johanna Naukkarinen},
title={Motivating Upper Secondary Students to Learn Mathematics with Working Life Exercises},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2021},
pages={208-215},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010429102080215},
isbn={978-989-758-502-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Motivating Upper Secondary Students to Learn Mathematics with Working Life Exercises
SN - 978-989-758-502-9
AU - Porras P.
AU - Naukkarinen J.
PY - 2021
SP - 208
EP - 215
DO - 10.5220/0010429102080215