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Developing Mathematical Resilience amoung Aboriginal Students

Thornton, Stephen J., Statton, Joanne and Mountzouris, Sophie (2012). Developing Mathematical Resilience amoung Aboriginal Students. In: Dindyal, Jaguthsing, Cheng, Lu Pien and Ng, Swee Gong 35th Annual Conference on the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia, Singapore, 2 - 6 July 2012.

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IRMA ID 82056760xPUB115
Author Thornton, Stephen J.
Statton, Joanne
Mountzouris, Sophie
Title Developing Mathematical Resilience amoung Aboriginal Students
Conference Name 35th Annual Conference on the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia
Conference Location Singapore
Conference Dates 2 - 6 July 2012
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of th 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Reserach Group of Australasia
Editor Dindyal, Jaguthsing
Cheng, Lu Pien
Ng, Swee Gong
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher MERGA, Inc.
Publication Year 2012
ISSN 978-981-07-22527-3   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 730
End Page 737
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract The processes of mathematisation, the use of mathematical models and representations of real world contexts, and contextualisation, the embedding of mathematical ideas into a meaningful context, are key aspects of students’ mathematical learning. We present a conceptual framework for thinking about mathematising and contextualising developed as part of the Make it Count, a national project that seeks to develop an evidence base of practices that improve Indigenous students’ learning in mathematics. We suggest that an intentional focus on mathematisation and contextualisation helps to make mathematics meaningful, particularly for Indigenous students. In particular we suggest that such a focus has the potential to enhance the mathematical resilience of Aboriginal students.
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