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The use of contextual problems to support mathematical learning

Widjaja, Wanty 2013, The use of contextual problems to support mathematical learning, Journal on mathematics education, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 151-159.

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Title The use of contextual problems to support mathematical learning
Author(s) Widjaja, WantyORCID iD for Widjaja, Wanty orcid.org/0000-0002-7288-6088
Journal name Journal on mathematics education
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 151
End page 159
Total pages 9
Publisher Indonesian Mathematical Society
Place of publication Palembang, Indonesia
Publication date 2013-11-25
ISSN 2087-8885
Keyword(s) contextual problems
mathematical learning
context
Notes This paper examines the use of contextual problems to support mathematical learning based on current classroom practice. The use contextual problems offers some potentials to engage and motivate students in learning mathematics but it also presents some challenges for students in classrooms. Examples of the use of contextual problems from several primary classrooms in Indonesia will be discussed. Contextual problems do not lend themselves to a meaningful learning for students. Teachers need to engage students in interpreting the context in order to explore key mathematical ideas. It is critical to establish explicit links between the context and the mathematics ideas to support students’ progression in their mathematical thinking.
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Indonesian Mathematical Society
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061185

Document type: Journal Article
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