Journal on Mathematics Education (JME)
Vol 3, No 1 (2012)

Eliciting Mathematical Thinking of Students through Realistic Mathematics Eucation

Anwar, Lathiful (Unknown)
Budayasa, I Ketut (Unknown)
Amin, Siti Maghfirotun (Unknown)
Haan, Dede de (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
05 Jan 2012

Abstract

This paper focuses on an implementation a sequence of instructional activities about addition of fractions  that has been developed and implemented in grade four of primary school in Surabaya, Indonesia. The theory of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) has been applied in  the  sequence, which aims to assist low attaining learners in supporting students’ thinking in the addition of fractions. Based on the premise that eliciting and addressing learners’ alternative conceptions in mathematics is beneficial in  assisting them to improve their understanding, the paper seeks to explore the role that RME plays pertaining to this particular supposition. The paper presents and discusses examples of learners’ responses to contextual problems given to them during the course of the instructional activities. Keywords: Realistic Mathematics Education, mathematical thinking, a sequence of instructional activities DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22342/jme.3.1.620.55-70

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Journal Info

Abbrev

jme

Publisher

Subject

Education Mathematics

Description

Journal on Mathematics Education (IndoMS-JME) is peer-refereed open-access international journal which has been established for the dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of mathematics education. This journal is founded under collaboration between Indonesian Mathematical Society ...