id: 05254513
dt: a
an: 2008b.00481
au: Julie, Cyril; Mudaly, Vimolan
ti: Mathematical modelling of social issues in school mathematics in South
Africa.
so: Blum, Werner (ed.) et al., Modelling and applications in mathematics
education. The 14th ICMI study. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN
0-387-29820-7/hbk). New ICMI Study Series 10, 503-510 (2007).
py: 2007
pu: New York, NY: Springer
la: EN
cc: M13 C73 C29 D33
ut: mathematical modelling; teaching experiments; South Africa; social issues;
teacher attitudes
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ab: Summary: Learners’ and teachers’ engagement with the mathematical
modelling of social issues is the focus of this chapter. It is
contended that the mathematical modelling behaviour of both learners
and teachers is dominated by mathematical modelling as a vehicle for
“entry into mathematics”. This, it is suggested mitigates against
the development of a “mathematical temper”. It is recommended that
more emphasis be placed on mathematical modelling “as content”
which would open windows of opportunity to deal with social issues in
school mathematics.
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