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Exemplifying a model-eliciting task for primary school pupils

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by C Chan, Wanty WidjajaWanty Widjaja, K Ng
Mathematical modelling is a field that is gaining prominence recently in mathematics educaiton research and has generated interests in schools as well.  In Singapore, modelling and applications are included as process componens in revised 2007 curriculum document (MOE, 2007) as keeping to reform efforst. In Indonesia, efforts to place stronger emphasis on connecting school mathematics with real-world contexts and applications have started in Indonesian primary schools with the Pendidikan Matematika Realistik Indonesia (PMRI) movement a decade ago (Sembiring, Hoogland, Dolk, 2010). Amidst others, modeling activities are gradually introduced in Singapore and Indonesian schools to demonstrte the relevance of school mathematics with real-world problems. However, on order for it to find a place in the mathematics classroom, ther eis a need for teacher-practitioners to know what mathematical modelling and what a modelling task is. This paper sets out to exemplify a model-eliciting task that has been designed and used in both a Singapore and Indonesian mathematics classroom. Mathematical modelling, the features of a model-eliciting task, and its potential and advice on implementation are discussed.

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Journal

Southeast Asian mathematics education journal

Volume

1

Issue

1

Pagination

65 - 74

Publisher

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics

Location

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

ISSN

2089-4716

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2011, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics

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