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ERIC Number: EJ473508
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Role of Contexts in the Mathematics Classroom: Do They Make Mathematics More "Real"?
Boaler, Jo
For the Learning of Mathematics, v13 n2 p12-17 Jun 1993
Suggests that contexts may be useful in mathematics instruction in relation to learning transfer and that the factors that determine whether a context is useful are complex. Discusses the context effect, learning in context, how well students identify with tasks taken out of an adult world, and the effects of ethnomathematics. (MDH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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