Model- and Context- oriented Reflections in Mathematics Classrooms

TSG 23: Mathematical literacy

  • Cornelia Plunger Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria


In maths education different types and steps of reflection are considered as essential to achieve mathematical literacy, in particular the ability to evaluate mathematics which is used to describe and impact our everyday surroundings. In my PhD-project I try to foster model-oriented reflection (how do models fit to situations – are they suitable for their purpose?) and context-oriented reflection (what is the social purpose of a model – what is the role of mathematics in this situation, what are the benefits and drawbacks?) at school (grade 8).