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ERIC Number: EJ1078585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2087-8885
Students' Modelling in Learning the Concept of Speed
Khikmiyah, Fatimatul; Lukito, Agung; Patahudin, Sitti Maesuri
Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, v3 n1 p87-98 Jan 2012
Previous research shows that speed is one of the most difficult in the upper grades of primary school. It is because students must take into consideration two variables; distance and time. Nevertheless, Indonesian students usually learn this concept as a transmission subject and teacher more emphasizes on formal mathematics in which the concept of speed given as "distance by time" rigorously. A sequence of learning activities with toy cars context was designed based on students' development and Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) principles which are guided reinvention, didactical phenomenology and emergent modelling. Using their own models, students are able to explain a proportion among distance and time in speed as well the relationship of it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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