Seventh-graders' mathematical modelling on completion of a three-year program
English, Lyn D. & Fox, Jillian L. (2005) Seventh-graders' mathematical modelling on completion of a three-year program. In Clarkson, Philip, Downtown, Ann, Gronn, Donna, Horne, Marj, McDonough, Andrea, Pierce, Robyn, et al. (Eds.) MERGA 28 : Building Connections: Theory, research and practice, 7-9 July 2005, Melbourne.
This paper addresses 7th-grade children's mathematical modelling at the end of a 3-year program. The children and their teachers participated in a series of mathematical modelling activities from the 5th grade through to the 7th grade. The problems involve authentic situations that need to be interpreted and described in mathematical ways. We examine the mathematical understandings and mathematisation processes that the children used in constructing their models for the final problem (Summer Reading). We report on the nature of the problem factors that the children chose to consider, the operations they applied, the types of transformations they made through these operations, and the representations they used in documenting their models.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||mathematical modelling, middle school, elementary, authentic situations, mathematical understandings, mathematical processes, constructing, operations, representations|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Curriculum|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 MERGA|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||23 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:07|
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