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Students’ Designing an Ideal Tourism Route as Mathematical Modelling

  • Chan Chun Ming Eric 
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Part of the International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling book series (IPTL)

Abstract

This chapter is part of a larger study investigating Primary 6 (Grade 6) students’ engagement in mathematical modelling in a Singapore school and focuses on the mathematical reasoning of one of the modelling tasks attempted by a group of students. The task challenged the students to design an itinerary package for a group of tourists intending to visit a holiday resort island. The design primarily included the need to plan a plausible route to cover places to visit while taking into consideration distance, time, and cost aspects framed within certain task conditions. Through a models-and-modelling perspective, examples of the group’s work are presented to show their conceptualisations and mathematical reasoning towards reaching a final considered route.

Keywords

Modelling Activity Modelling Task Mathematical Reasoning Initial Route Ideal Route 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group, National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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