TY - CHAP

T1 - Problem posing

T2 - a possible pathway to mathematical modelling

AU - Downton, Ann

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© 2013, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Problem posing is an important component of learning mathematics as is problem solving, and it is an essential part of mathematical modelling. This chapter reports two small studies conducted in a Year 1–2 class and a Year 3–4 class, respectively. The purpose of each study was to examine the extent to which the use of real world artefacts provide a stimulus for young students to pose problems that can be investigated using mathematical modelling. The students in both studies had no prior experience in problem posing. However, they generated a range of problems linked to the real world albeit some in a superficial sense, whereas others gave genuine rise to mathematical modelling.

AB - Problem posing is an important component of learning mathematics as is problem solving, and it is an essential part of mathematical modelling. This chapter reports two small studies conducted in a Year 1–2 class and a Year 3–4 class, respectively. The purpose of each study was to examine the extent to which the use of real world artefacts provide a stimulus for young students to pose problems that can be investigated using mathematical modelling. The students in both studies had no prior experience in problem posing. However, they generated a range of problems linked to the real world albeit some in a superficial sense, whereas others gave genuine rise to mathematical modelling.

KW - Literal Interpretation

KW - Real World

KW - Real World Situation

KW - Word Problem

KW - Young Student

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85018909615&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_45

DO - 10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_45

M3 - Chapter (Book)

SN - 9789400765399

T3 - International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling

SP - 527

EP - 536

BT - Teaching Mathematical Modelling

A2 - Stillman, Gloria Ann

A2 - Kaiser, Gabriele

A2 - Blum, Werner

A2 - Brown, Jill P

PB - Springer

CY - Dordrecht Netherlands

ER -