Students and real world applications: still a challenging mix

Galbraith, Peter (2013). Students and real world applications: still a challenging mix. In: Vicki Steinle, Lynda Ball and Caroline Bardini, MERGA36: 2013. Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA 36: 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (314-321). 7-11 July, 2013.

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Author Galbraith, Peter
Title of paper Students and real world applications: still a challenging mix
Conference name MERGA 36: 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Conference location Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Conference dates 7-11 July, 2013
Proceedings title MERGA36: 2013. Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780734048448
Editor Vicki Steinle
Lynda Ball
Caroline Bardini
Volume 1
Start page 314
End page 321
Total pages 8
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Rhetoric about the importance of students being equipped to apply mathematics to relevant problems arising in their lives, individually, as citizens, and in the workplace has never been matched by serious policy or curricular support. This paper identifies and elaborates authenticity implications for addressing this issue, and describes aspects of a modelling challenge in which students were mentored to engage in problem solving located in real world settings. Characteristics of the approach and selected student responses to the challenge are provided.
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