ERIC Number: EJ1137067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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21st-Century Urban Renewal: Mathematical Understanding of Real-World Graphical Data Using Geospatial Technologies
DeBay, Dennis J.
Journal of Education, v197 n1 p11-21 2017
The introduction of real-world, meaningful tasks in mathematics classrooms promises to create opportunities for enhancing students' learning through active engagement with mathematical ideas; however, researchers have given little consideration to the contexts in which urban high-school students live. The case study of three students reported in this article drew on data from a larger, two-year study of the Students for Social Justice (SjTEM) program in a secondary urban school that examined understanding of graphical data through grasping the trade-offs of urban planning in the students' neighborhoods. The findings indicated that geospatial modeling supported students in understanding graphical interpretations of data, the importance of ecological impacts, and the nature of urban planning.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Social Justice, Urban Planning, Neighborhoods, Spatial Ability, Geography, Models, Graphs, Data Interpretation, Ecological Factors, Relevance (Education), Urban Areas, Social Environment, Mathematics Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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