id: 06540175
dt: a
an: 2016b.00906
au: Villa-Ochoa, Jhony Alexander; BerrĂo, Mario J.
ti: Mathematical modelling and culture: an empirical study.
so: Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Mathematical modelling in education
research and practice. Cultural, social and cognitive influences. Cham:
Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-18271-1/hbk; 978-3-319-18272-8/ebook).
International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical
Modelling, 241-250 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: M60 M40 C20
ut: modeling; culture; real-world problems; beliefs
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-18272-8_19
ab: Summary: This chapter presents partial results of a qualitative case study
involving five students from a rural educational institution. The
students, motivated by making sense of mathematics beyond the
classroom, chose topics for the mathematical modelling of coffee
farming. They detected some variables found in the cultural practice of
coffee growing and then limited the modelling problem so some of their
beliefs began to emerge. Results show that some studentsâ€™ beliefs
about culture or contextual knowledge did not remain static throughout
the study.
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