id: 05970741
dt: a
an: 2011f.00700
au: Ng, Kit Ee Dawn
ti: Mathematical knowledge application and student difficulties in a
design-based interdisciplinary project.
so: Kaiser, G. (ed.) et al., Trends in teaching and learning of mathematical
modelling. Proceedings of the 14th international conference on the
teaching of mathematical modelling and applications, ICTMA, Hamburg,
Germany, July 27‒31, 2009. Berlin: Springer (ISBN
978-94-007-0909-6/hbk; 978-94-007-0910-2/ebook). International
Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling 1,
107-116 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Berlin: Springer
la: EN
cc: M13
ut: mathematical modeling; subject knowledge transfer; educational research
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0910-2_12
ab: Summary: This chapter presents types of mathematical knowledge application
during a design-based interdisciplinary project as displayed through
the work of student-group cases from grades 7 and 8 (aged 13‒14) in
two educational streams across three Singapore government secondary
schools. It was found that the students did not apply all the expected
mathematical knowledge and skills afforded by the project. They also
lacked awareness of the purpose of scale and displayed limited
activation of real-world knowledge for mathematical decision making.
Findings presented have implications on the facilitation of quality
mathematical application in contextualised tasks.
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