Exploring the relationship between mathematical modelling and classroom discourse

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Title Exploring the relationship between mathematical modelling and classroom discourse
Author Redmond, Trevor; Sheehy, Joanne; Brown, Raymond Albert Joseph
Publication Title MERGA33 – 2010 Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Editor Len Sparrow, Barry Kissane, and Chris Hurst
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Fremantle, WA, Australia
Publisher Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Inc.
Abstract This paper explores the notion that the discourse of the mathematics classroom impacts on the practices that students engage when modelling mathematics. Using excerpts of a Year 12 student's report on modelling Newton's law of cooling, this paper argues that when students engage with the discourse of their mathematics classroom in a manner that promotes the communication of ideas, they employ mathematical modelling practices that reflect the cyclical approaches to modelling employed by mathematicians.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2010
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 MERGA. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 978192084625
Conference name Shaping the future of mathematics education (MERGA 33)
Location Fremantle, WA, Australia
Date From 2010-07-03
Date To 2010-07-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36612
Date Accessioned 2011-01-31
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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