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Ends-In-View Problems

English, Lyn D. & Lesh, Richard A. (2003) Ends-In-View Problems. In Lesh, Richard A. & Doerr, Helen (Eds.) Beyond constructivism: Models and Modeling Perspectives on Mathematics Problem Solving, Learning, and Teaching. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J., pp. 297-316.

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to examine these ends-in-view problems and to demonstrate how they can provide powerful learning experiences for students.The problems that are described in this chapter are classified according to the type of product that is to be developed and the nature of the ends-in-view that apply to each. Such products include tools (e.g., models, plans, and designs),constructions (e.g., complex artifacts, cases, and assessments), and problems(i.e., problems that are posed, questions that are asked, or hypotheses that are tobe tested). We first consider some general features of these problems and thentake a closer look at the various types of products. In the second part of thechapter we examine some different examples of ends-in-view problems, onesthat are based on the domain of data handling. The data-handling examplesillustrate how the important ideas and processes within a domain can be fosteredthrough ends-in-view problems.

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ID Code: 1628
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author . Author contact details : Lyn English l.english @qut.edu.au
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Keywords: ends, in, view tasks, data
ISBN: 9780805838220
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:00

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