Authentic artefacts: Influencing practice and supporting problem solving in the mathematics classroom

Thomas Lowrie

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    Abstract

    Authentic artefacts (including brochures, menus, bus timetables and photographs) provide opportunities for students to develop skills in knowing when and how to use mathematical knowledge for representing and solving problems in both practical and realistic situations. This paper examines the influence artefacts can have on Grade 5 children's capacity to make sense of scenarios by applying personal knowledge and experiences to the problem context. In this investigation the children routinely modified the problem when they felt that the context was problematic or not realistic. Moreover, the participants revised or extended the problem in ways that made the task considerably more sophisticated and more closely aligned to their perception of authenticity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematics education for the third millenium
    Subtitle of host publicationTowards 2010. The 27th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA 27
    Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
    PublisherMERGA, Inc
    Pages351-358
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)1920846042
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Townsville, QLD Australia, Australia
    Duration: 27 Jun 200430 Jun 2004

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period27/06/0430/06/04

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