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Get realistic with realistic mathematics education

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Education, K.J. Somaiya College of Education, Mumbai-400086, India

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 9, Issue (1), Pages 23-28, August,1 (2021)


“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you are numbers” is a quote associated with Shakuntala Devi but every adult would agree to this yet we do not know where do we apply certain concepts. Every child seeks same reasons. However, when such questions are put across, teachers, too, are tongue-tied. Teachers are trying to switch to checking the student’s understanding in the test. Thus, I feel there is an urgent need for familiarizing teachers with Realistic Mathematics Education. Being an exploratory research, it will involve a field study wherein questionnaire will be circulated to 7students and their responses will be recorded. It will develop deeper understanding and its real-life application in the students. The teacher will be able to make it relatable and will build an engaging and enriching environment in the classroom for each topic.


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