Contextual Factors in the Classroom Term Paper by cee-cee

Contextual Factors in the Classroom
This paper explores how contextual factors affect the teaching/learning process in the mathematical classroom.
# 107581 | 1,637 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 08, 2008 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory) , Mathematics (General)

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The paper discusses community, classroom and student characteristics that include geographic factors, community and school population, socio-economics, race/ethnicity, community stability and classroom rules and routines, grouping patterns, scheduling and arrangement and how they affect the teaching/learning process. The paper explains that contextual factors also acknowledge the impact of aspects like attitudes, perceptions, expectations, abilities, gender, socio-cultural background and maturity on every learning experience. The paper also looks at how community, classroom and student characteristics influence instructional planning and assessment.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cruickshank, D.R., D.B. Jenkins and K.K. Metcalf. (2006). The act of teaching. (4th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
  • Dale, D.C. and G.J. Cuevas. (1987). Integrating language and mathematics learning. In C. JoAnn (Ed. ). ESL through content-area instruction. Regents, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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