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ERIC Number: EJ1078956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2087-8885
The Use of Contextual Problems to Support Mathematical Learning
Widjaja, Wanty
Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, v4 n2 p157-168 Jul 2013
This paper examines the use of contextual problems to support mathematical learning based on current classroom practice. The use of contextual problems offers some potentials to engage and motivate students in learning mathematics but it also presents some challenges for students in classrooms. Examples of the use of contextual problems from several primary classrooms in Indonesia will be discussed. Contextual problems do not lend themselves to a meaningful learning for students. Teachers need to engage students in interpreting the context in order to explore key mathematical ideas. It is critical to establish explicit links between the context and the mathematics ideas to support students' progression in their mathematical thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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