Mathematics research is interesting even if largely inaccessible (in fact, often a mathematician will have trouble with research in a field of mathematics too different from her or his own). 944 more words

## Tags » Mathematical Literacy

#### Are our climate records wrong?

I wanted to demonstrate the importance of knowing even some elementary applied mathematics, but of course for those not already convinced that they need any more math (and don’t want to learn more) I need an example that is sensational or inflammatory. 1,494 more words

#### Developing PISA-like Mathematics Tasks to Promote Students' Mathematical Literacy

Ahmad Wachidul Kohar, Zulkardi, Darmawijoyo

bangwachid@gmail.com

**Abstract.** Considering low performance of Indonesian students in PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) survey in period 2000-2012, the need of PISA like tasks promoting mathematical literacy is important to be developed as learning resource for practitioners. 489 more words

#### Literacy Development in the Classroom: Round Robin Reading

In *11 Alternatives to “Round Robin” (and “Popcorn”) Reading*, Todd Finley mentions “Round Robin” Reading, an overly-criticized and antiquated method of oral reading, and provides alternative strategies to literacy development. 165 more words

#### LTS1: Challenges (Second Session - 11/17/14)

# The Preparations

This day was a very exciting one since we did, “An Egg-citing Challenge!” The task paper was given the previous session and we were expected to have completed the task before the class starts because the task was planned to start at exactly 2:30 PM. 950 more words

#### Investigating Students’ Difficulties in Completing Mathematical Literacy Processes: A Case of Indonesian 15-Year-Old Students on PISA-like Math Problems

**AHMAD WACHIDUL KOHAR****1, ZULKARDI, DARMAWIJOYO**

*Magister of Mathematics Education, Sriwijaya University, Palembang**, *

*e-mail: **1**bangwachid@gmail.com*

**Abstract**

Mathematical literacy, the ability which describes a person’s capacity to formulate, employ, and interpret mathematics in a variety of contexts, has been becoming an important discussion in the international PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) survey that compares the achievement of students in all country participants in using math in everyday life. 526 more words

#### Proud of Autism's Mathematical Gifts

Jake Barnett will graduate this year with a Master’s degree from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He’s 15 years old. Barnett was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old and was home-schooled. 69 more words