Learning and Teaching Real World Problem Solving in School Mathematics

A Multiple-Perspective Framework for Crossing the Boundary

Authors: Jurdak, Murad

  • Presents a practical, multidisciplinary real world problem solving theory
  • Examines current research on how students relate math to the real world
  • Includes narratives of the author's experiences in the classroom
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The ultimate aim of this book is to identify the conceptual tools and the instructional modalities which enable students and teachers to cross the boundary between school mathematics and real world problem solving. The book identifies, examines, and integrates seven conceptual tools, of which five are constructs (activity theory, narrative, modeling, critical mathematics education, ethnomathematics) and two are contexts  (STEM and the workplace). The author develops two closely linked multiple-perspective frameworks: one for learning real world problem solving in school mathematics, which sets the foundations of learning real world problem solving in school mathematics; and one for teaching real world problem solving in school mathematics,  which explores the modalities of teaching real world problem solving in school mathematics.

“The book is composed as, on the one hand, a high-level theoretical scholarly work on real world problem solving in school mathematics, and, on the other hand, a set of twelve narratives which, put together, constitute a thought-provoking and moving personal and professional autobiography.” - Mogens Niss

“These narratives  combine aspects of Murad’s personal trajectory as an individual with those points in his professional career at which he became aware of perspectives on and approaches to mathematics education that were both significant in and of themselves, and instrumental for the specific scholarly endeavor presented in the book.” - Mogens Niss

Reviews

“This book is about the fringes of mathematical education, where it reaches into social movements, class struggle, and the hard psychological theory of education. … If you consider mathematics education as another tool for aggressive social change, then this is a book that will interest you.” (Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, maa.org, October, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • What Is Real About the Real World?

    Jurdak, Murad

    Pages 3-17

  • School, Society, and Culture

    Jurdak, Murad

    Pages 19-31

  • Mathematical Literacy: Does It Exist?

    Jurdak, Murad

    Pages 33-46

  • Activity Theory as a Foundation of Real-World Problem Solving in School Mathematics

    Jurdak, Murad

    Pages 49-78

  • Real-World Problem Solving from the Perspective of Modeling

    Jurdak, Murad

    Pages 79-92

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08204-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08203-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning and Teaching Real World Problem Solving in School Mathematics
Book Subtitle
A Multiple-Perspective Framework for Crossing the Boundary
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08204-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08204-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08203-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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