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ERIC Number: EJ923338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Modelling of and Conjecturing on a Soccer Ball in a Korean Eighth Grade Mathematics Classroom
Lee, Kyeong-Hwa
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v9 n3 p751-769 Jun 2011
The purpose of this article was to describe the task design and implementation of cultural artefacts in a mathematics lesson based on the integration of modelling and conjecturing perspectives. The conceived process of integrating a soccer ball into mathematics lessons via modelling- and conjecturing-based instruction was first detailed. Next, the paper analysed six students' participation behaviours as they created mathematical problems, definitions, terms, representations and arguments during modelling and conjecturing activities. Findings suggested students effectively engaged in the search for soccer ball models and solutions to posed questions, especially the reason manufacturers prefer soccer balls constructed from regular pentagons and regular hexagons to other types of regular polygons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea