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ERIC Number: ED573340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Exploring Student Reflective Practice during a Mathematical Modelling Challenge
Redmond, Trevor; Sheehy, Joanne; Brown, Raymond; Kanasa, Harry
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
This paper seeks to compare the reflective writings of two cohorts of students (Year 4/5 and Year 8/9) participating in mathematical modelling challenges. Whilst the reflections of the younger cohort were results oriented, the older cohort's reflections spoke more to the affective domain, group processes, the use of technology and the acquisition of mathematical knowledge. This study supports the idea that with scaffolding middle years students can engage in reflective practice to develop mathematical modelling skills.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia