Kitchen gardens: Contexts for developing proportional reasoning

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  • Annette Hilton, Denmark
  • Geoff Hilton, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Shelley Dole, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Merrilyn Goos, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Mia O'Brien, The University of Queensland, Australia
Numeracy is the practical application of mathematics in context. In schools, contexts such as kitchen gardens can provide a real world and exciting environment for engaging students in mathematical thinking and discussion associated with situations of proportion. This article presents examples from a primary school kitchen garden project in which Year 5 students engaged in tasks requiring proportional reasoning, which is a key aspect of numeracy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Volume18
Issue2
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
ISSN1326-0286
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

    Research areas

  • proportional reasoning, primary school mathematics, authentic contexts

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