
06540174
a
2016b.00865
Rivera Quiroz, Santiago Manuel
Londo\~no Orrego, Sandra Milena
Jaramillo L\'opez, Carlos Mario
Measurement of area and volume in an authentic context: an alternative learning experience through mathematical modelling.
Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Mathematical modelling in education research and practice. Cultural, social and cognitive influences. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319182711/hbk; 9783319182728/ebook). International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling, 229240 (2015).
2015
Cham: Springer
EN
M13
G33
F73
D33
modeling measurement
area
volume
learning experiences
doi:10.1007/9783319182728_18
Summary: This chapter shows the research results of the analysis of how Colombian Year ten students built mathematical models, through the measurement of area and volume, in the context of the flooding of their school. This situation allowed the creation of mathematical models associated with the quadratic and cubic functions, which were obtained from the environmental situation that allowed the students their application. The study was a qualitative case study focussing on two pairs of students. It took into account the everyday environment, communication, prior experiences and the interaction of each member with the group. The aim of the study was to explore and analyse the different ways students build models and apply mathematical elements arising in an authentic context.