Evaluation of Teaching Activities with Multi-Variable Functions in Context

  • Yoshiki Nisawa
  • Seiji Moriya
Conference paper
Part of the International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling book series (IPTL, volume 1)


In mathematics education in Japan, learning by practical problem solving is not emphasized because high school students and teachers focus more on the university entrance exam, leading to a lack of understanding of the essential meaning of mathematics and of relations between mathematics and daily life.These problems affect the teaching of various mathematical concepts. For instance, it cannot be said that the current mathematical education content in Japan sufficiently teaches functions. We propose teaching materials on functions that relate to and explain familiar events and function phenomena and in doing so deepen the students’ understanding of functions.


Mathematical Education Junior High School Road Surface Sound Propagation High School Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kyoto Prefectural Rakuhoku Senior High SchoolKyotoKyoto
  2. 2.Tamagawa UniversityTokyoJapan

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