
06509219
a
2015f.00937
Jaguthsing, Dindyal
Foo, Him Ho
Learning through ``the unsinkable Titanic''.
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, 231239 (2015).
2015
Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific
EN
M53
D83
U63
primary school
mathematisation
mathematical modelling
doi:10.1142/9789814546928_0016
Summary: This chapter describes how some Primary 5 pupils from Singapore interpreted, carried out and presented a paperfolding mathematical modelling task over a period of three days during a Mathematical Modelling Outreach. The students who worked in groups of 3 had to design and fold a paper boat that could carry different loads. The data shows that the students were deeply engaged in the modelling task and used several mathematical concepts to come up with a workable design. We discuss the implications of such tasks for the Singapore mathematics curriculum which is centred on problem solving.