Insights from a financial literacy task designer: The curious case of problem context

Carly Sawatzki

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Abstract

As part of ongoing design-based research exploring financial literacy teaching and learning, ten tasks termed “financial dilemmas” were trialled by 14 teachers and more than 300 Year 5 and 6 students in 4 government primary schools in urban Darwin. Drawing on data related to two tasks - Catching the bus and Buying bread - this article explores insights into problem context and task design principles. The findings highlight that unfamiliar, novel, and imaginable problem contexts, while pedagogically demanding for teachers, are valued by students and have the potential to broaden their horizons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpening up mathematics education research
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsBruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages576-583
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846299
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
Conference number: 39th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period3/07/167/07/16
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