Creating mathematical models with structure
Doyle, Katherine M. (2006) Creating mathematical models with structure. In Novotna, J., Moraova, H., Kratka, M., & Stehlikova, N. (Eds.) 30th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME30, July 16-21, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic.
This paper reports on a study that traced the development of year 4 students who were taught to structurally organise text through top-level structuring, as they engaged in two textually-based, mathematical-modelling problems. Top-level structuring is an organizational tool used to structure text for recall and comprehension. First, prior to top-level structure instruction, students investigated a modelling problem where they used data to determine and report on the best condition for growing beans. They were then taught the top-level structuring strategy. Finally, the students worked on a modelling problem where they analysed results to report on the best way to choose a winner of a paper-plane race Results showed evidence that after students were taught to structure the text, they applied the strategy when explaining and justifying their ideas and models.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Mathematical modelling, top, level structure, mathematical literacy, comprehension, problem solving|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > PURE MATHEMATICS (010100)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Katherine M. Doyle|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 23:04|
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