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ERIC Number: EJ1078594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2087-8885
Eliciting Mathematical Thinking of Students through Realistic Mathematics Education
Anwar, Lathifu; Budayasa, I Ketut; Amin, Siti M.; de Haan, Dede
Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, v3 n1 p55-70 Jan 2012
This paper focuses on an implementation a sequence of instructional activities about addition of fractions that has been developed and implemented in grade four of primary school in Surabaya, Indonesia. The theory of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) has been applied in the sequence, which aims to assist low attaining learners in supporting students' thinking in the addition of fractions. Based on the premise that eliciting and addressing learners' alternative conceptions in mathematics is beneficial in assisting them to improve their understanding, the paper seeks to explore the role that RME plays pertaining to this particular supposition. The paper presents and discusses examples of learners' responses to contextual problems given to them during the course of the instructional activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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