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

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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by C Seto, M Thomas, K Ng, C Chan, Wanty WidjajaWanty Widjaja
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.

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Pagination

672 - 679

Location

Nanyang, Singapore

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  • Yes

Start date

2012-07-02

End date

2012-07-06

ISBN-13

9789810725273

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2012, MERGA

Title of proceedings

MERGA 2012 : The 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia

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