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n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Using real world contexts to explore fundamental mathematical ideas

Volume 2019 Number 27
  • ISSN : 1990-6811

Abstract

Introduction

There is a solid rationale for infusing the middle level and high school Mathematics curriculum with robust mathematical ideas derived from real world contexts (see e.g. NCTM 2000; Koedinger & Nathan, 2004). Using this rationale as a base, this article poses non-trivial mathematical problems that originated in a context outside the classroom, and analyses the fundamental mathematical content of the problems. The core concepts relate to ratio and proportional reasoning as well as the interpretation of graphical information and possible misconceptions related thereto.

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2019-12-01
2020-09-22

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