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ERIC Number: EJ1177137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Fostering Mathematical Reasoning of Primary 5 Students during Mathematical Modelling
Eric, Chan Chun Ming; Vapumarican, Rashidah; Vanessa, Oh Kaiwen; Tracy, Liu Huanjia; Shirley, Seah Yew Hwee
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v39 n2 p138-167 2016
The solving of structured multi-step word problems has been a dominant practice in schools and is seen as a way to develop students' mathematical reasoning abilities. Unfortunately, it is limited in scope and does not provide opportunities for eliciting deeper reasoning as they are neither rich enough nor anchored in authentic data that resemble real-world scenarios. Mathematical modelling activities, on the other hand, feature meaningful real-world situations and data that lead to openness to student solution and student interaction in small group learning. Coupled with the teacher's scaffolding, students are expected to expand and extend their reasoning even more towards solving the modelling task. This paper describes a case study on fostering a group of Primary 5 students' mathematical reasoning during mathematical modelling. The findings reveal that the students displayed a rich repertoire of different forms of mathematical reasoning as they generated their models. The models are sophisticated systems that helped them make decisions.
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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: Singapore
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