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Mathematical modelling for Singapore primary classrooms : from a teacher’s lens

Seto, Cynthia, Thomas, Mary Magdalene, Ng, Kit Ee Dawn, Chan, Chung Ming Eric and Widjaja, Wanty 2012, Mathematical modelling for Singapore primary classrooms : from a teacher’s lens, in MERGA 2012 : The 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Nanyang, Singapore, pp. 672-679.

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Title Mathematical modelling for Singapore primary classrooms : from a teacher’s lens
Author(s) Seto, Cynthia
Thomas, Mary Magdalene
Ng, Kit Ee Dawn
Chan, Chung Ming Eric
Widjaja, Wanty
Conference name Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference (35th : 2012 : Nanyang, Singapore)
Conference location Nanyang, Singapore
Conference dates 2-6 July 2012
Title of proceedings MERGA 2012 : The 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference
Start page 672
End page 679
Total pages 8
Publisher MERGA
Place of publication Nanyang, Singapore
Keyword(s) mathematical modelling
primary levels
teacher reflection
design research
Summary Limited Singapore research indicated a lack of exposure of modelling tasks at primary levels. Teacher reflection is used as a tool in design research cycles exploring the potentials of modelling tasks in a Singapore primary five classroom. Findings reveal that the teacher identified three potentials of a modelling task on children’s mathematisation process: the task provided a platform for children to (a) identify variables and form relationships between them, (b) relate school-based math learning to real-world experiences, and (c) justify their mathematical models. Implications on the promotion of modelling tasks at primary schools as well as teacher education are drawn.
ISBN 9789810725273
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930202 - Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2012, MERGA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048402

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