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Assessment of primary 5 students' mathematical modelling competencies

Chan, C.M.E., Ng, K.E.D., Widjaja, W and Seto, C. 2012, Assessment of primary 5 students' mathematical modelling competencies, Journal of science and mathematics education in Southeast Asia, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 146-178.

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Title Assessment of primary 5 students' mathematical modelling competencies
Author(s) Chan, C.M.E.
Ng, K.E.D.
Widjaja, W
Seto, C.
Journal name Journal of science and mathematics education in Southeast Asia
Volume number 35
Issue number 2
Start page 146
End page 178
Total pages 33
Publisher SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics
Place of publication Penang, Malaysia
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 0126-7663
Keyword(s) assessment
mathematical modelling
model-eliciting activities
competencies
Summary  Mathematical modelling is increasingly becoming part of an instructional approach deemed to develop students with competencies to function as 21st century learners and problem solvers. As mathematical modelling is a relatively new domain in the Singapore primary school mathematics curriculum, many teachers may not be aware of the learning outcomes and competencies needed to develop in their students during mathematical modelling. This paper reports on the assessment of two groups of Primary 5 students’ (aged 11) mathematical modelling competencies in their first attempt in completing a modelling task. The students’ competencies are assessed to be at levels 1 and 2 of a researcher-designed rubric. Findings appear to suggest that students faced particular challenges in formulating a mathematical problem from the real-world problem through making assumptions. Implications on teacher education on the facilitation of problem formulation and mathematisation during mathematical modelling at the primary level are drawn.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054888

Document type: Journal Article
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