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PS 4305 CT Mathematics I
2008
Semester 3 2008/2009BA PRIMARY EDUCATIONPS4305 CURRICULUM & TEACHING:Lower Primary Mathematics 3
REPORT
Topic:The use of mathematics in other subjects or fields in primary schools will beexamined.
Izyan Izzati bte Ismail (08B0527)
Diana bte Simpai (08B0529)
Dyg. Suhana bte Hj. Abg. Ali (08B0532)
Nurul Khairunnisa bte Morni (08B0534)
Lecturer: Dr. See Kin HaiSultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of EducationUniversity Brunei Darussalam
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PS 4305 CT Mathematics I
2008
Saturday, 15
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November 2008
INTRODUCTION
According to Leonard M. Keenedy and Steve Tipps (2000): “Mathematics is alanguage for describing common events in everyday life and complex events in business,science and technology”Below are some examples of application of Mathematics in traveling, astronomy,engineering and manufacturing.When a family plans a vacation, they use mathematics to estimate distances, timesfor departure and return, fuel needed, food and other supplies required and costs of maintaining the family vehicle. As astronomers and engineers plan space travel,mathematics is used to calculate distances, times for departure and return, fuel needed,food and other supplies and costs of maintaining the space vehicle. When manufacturers plan for distribution across the Brunei Darussalam, they employ mathematics to calculatedistances, time for departure and return, fuel needed, food and other supplies required,and costs of maintaining the vehicle.Three different problems, three levels of mathematics and three needs for  precision, and all these three require the same thinking process. As a result of this,mathematics is a tool and a language for solving problems great and small.
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PS 4305 CT Mathematics I
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This report will focus on the use of mathematics in other subject includingdifferent aspect of mathematics in different area or field. New mathematics courses have been developed that focus on “nontraditional” topics and applications in real world. Astoday’s student learn mathematical concepts and thinking, they must apply, adapt andextend old concepts to new tasks and existing ideas into real world. In the 21
st
century,children will need mathematics for complex and common applications.The report of the Cockcroft Committee Mathematics Count (HMSO, 1982)comments that although there are some books linking mathematics to other subjects suchas art and science, more are needed. Paragraph 292 of the Report states:
Almost all children find pleasure in working with shapes, and work of this canencourage the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics in those who are finding difficulty with number work.
In later chapter, we will discuss about mathematics in different fields, namelymathematics through art and design, mathematics in everyday life, mathematics inmedicine, mathematics in sports, mathematics in cooking, mathematics in psychology,mathematics in architecture and mathematics in nature.
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