
06509218
a
2015f.00951
Chan, Chun Ming Eric
Learning through ``dream home''.
Lee, Ngan Hoe (ed.) et al., Mathematical modelling. From theory to practice. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN 9789814546911/hbk; 9789814546935/ebook). Series on Mathematics Education 8, 221230 (2015).
2015
Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific
EN
M83
D83
primary school
measurement
mathematical reasoning
model development
modelling process
doi:10.1142/9789814546928_0015
Summary: Are children capable of designing? This chapter describes how two groups of Primary 5 pupils worked on a mathematical modelling task in designing a 5room flat. The modelling task was structured in a rich context that required the pupils to apply their curricular knowledge involving geometry and measurement towards coming up with an ideal floor plan. The modelling process describes the various conceptualisations the pupils conceived as models. As designers, they were capable of mathematising and justifying why they designed the floor plan to be as such. Finally, implications are discussed with respect to using mathematical modelling as problemsolving to support mathematics education reformed efforts.