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
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period3/07/167/07/16
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