Fostering teacher competencies in incorporating mathematical modelling in Singapore primary mathematics classrooms

Ng, Kit Ee Dawn, Chan, Chun Ming Eric, Widjaja, Wanty and Seto, Cynthia 2013, Fostering teacher competencies in incorporating mathematical modelling in Singapore primary mathematics classrooms, in EARCOME 6 : Innovations and Exemplary Practices in Mathematics Education : Proceedings of the 6th East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education 2013, EARCOME, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 219-228.

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Title Fostering teacher competencies in incorporating mathematical modelling in Singapore primary mathematics classrooms
Author(s) Ng, Kit Ee Dawn
Chan, Chun Ming Eric
Widjaja, Wanty
Seto, Cynthia
Conference name East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (6th : 2013 : Phuket, Thailand)
Conference location Phuket, Thailand
Conference dates 17-22 Mar. 2013
Title of proceedings EARCOME 6 : Innovations and Exemplary Practices in Mathematics Education : Proceedings of the 6th East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education 2013
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education
Start page 219
End page 228
Total pages 10
Publisher EARCOME
Place of publication Phuket, Thailand
Keyword(s) design methodology
mathematical modelling
teacher education
teaching experiment
Summary Until recently, the limited use of modelling activities in Singapore mathematics classrooms despite the incorporation of mathematical modelling in the curriculum since 2003 could be due to a lack of concerted efforts in teacher preparation. Explicit guidelines have recently been developed by the Ministry of Education (CPDD, 2012) with a view to harness the potentials of modelling activities for fostering 21st Century Competences in students. This paper illustrates how a multi-tiered teaching experiment using design research methodology was conducted to build teachers' capacity in facilitating and designing modelling tasks using a case study involving an experienced teacher in a primary 5 (aged 10-11) mathematics classroom. Implications on the identification of teacher competencies to be focused upon during teacher development in incorporating mathematical modelling in Singapore classrooms will be drawn.
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, EARCOME
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056166

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
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