id: 06664486
dt: j
an: 2016f.00852
au: Northcote, Maria; Marshall, Linda
ti: What mathematics calculations do adults do in their everyday lives? Part 1
of a report on the everyday mathematics project.
so: Aust. Prim. Math. Classr. 21, No. 2, 8-17 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: F30 F40 M10
ut: calculations; real-life problems
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ab: Summary: The type of mathematics taught in schools is often criticised for
being irrelevant to students’ lives and not based in “real life”.
This article is Part 1 of a three part report that documents the
findings of a research project that investigated the mathematical
calculations completed by adults in their everyday, non-occupational
lives in an Australian context. Outlined here are the findings that
emerged from analysing data gathered from 160 participants who were
asked to describe three of their most typical types of mathematics
calculations. Next, they completed a daily log of their everyday
mathematics calculations. In all, details of over 1200 calculations
were collected during the first stage of the study and these
calculations are the focus of this article. (ERIC)
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