
06540136
a
2016b.00389
Cheng, Lu Pien
Toh, Tin Lam
Mathematical problemsolving using realworld problems.
Cho, Young Hoan (ed.) et al., Authentic problem solving and learning in the 21st century. Perspectives from Singapore and beyond. Singapore: Springer (ISBN 9789812875204/hbk; 9789812875211/ebook). Education Innovation Series, 5771 (2015).
2015
Singapore: Springer
EN
D50
M10
primary mathematics
realworld problems
mathematical processes
problem solving
doi:10.1007/9789812875211_4
Summary: According to the Singapore primary mathematics curriculum, it is important that students tackle a variety of mathematical problems, including realworld problems, as they apply their mathematical problemsolving skills. This paper examines the challenges and affordances of using realworld problems with young children in a primary school in Singapore. Using the laboratory class cycle, the teachers in the study planned, observed and critiqued a mathematics lesson using realworld problems for primary two children. Data in this study includes the teachers' conversations during the laboratory cycle and the students' responses during the observed mathematics lessons using realworld problems. Our findings show that the realworld problem used in this study generated rich mathematical classroom discussion. The teachers' learning from using realworld problems through the laboratory cycle and the challenges they faced were discussed in this study.