Pricing: exploring the intersection between values, maths, finance, and entrepreneurship

Carly Sawatzki

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In this paper, I explore data collected from more than 300 Year 5 and 6 students in four government primary schools in urban Darwin. Students were asked to respond to real-world problem contexts involving fundraising as an example of an enterprise activity. The findings reveal that familiarity with the problem context, personal values, and language and literacy skills influenced students’ decisions how to price goods for sale. It is argued that contextualised learning tasks that require students to apply mathematical, financial, and entrepreneurial thinking can provide insights into students’ family backgrounds, personal values, and learning needs while guiding and informing culturally responsive teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40 Years On
Subtitle of host publicationWe Are Still Learning! Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsAnn Downton, Sharyn Livy, Jennifer Hall
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846305
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2017 - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017
Conference number: 40th (Proceedings)


ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2017
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2017
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