Translating between and within representations: mathematics as lived experiences and interactions

Chigeza, Philemon (2013) Translating between and within representations: mathematics as lived experiences and interactions. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, pp. 178-184. From: MERGA 36: 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 7-11 July 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

Students develop understanding of mathematics when they translate between and within different mathematical representations. This paper explores a student-generated story and content descriptors from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics to highlight how primary school students can represent mathematical concepts through exploring the links between everyday physical objects, pictures, oral/written language, models and mathematical symbols. This active experience enhances the students' capacity to represent mathematical concepts and ideas, symbolize these, and eventually learn to abstract and generalize.

Item ID: 32073
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: mathematical representations, mathematical experience, understanding mathematics, mathematical symbols, contemporary mathematics, algebraic ideas
ISBN: 978-0-7340-4844-8
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 03:39
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
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