Realitätsbezogener Mathematikunterricht

Nadine Bauer
2015 unpublished
As there is hardly any reference between the subject "Mathematics" at school and everyday life, I have tried to explain and show different ways of how to make lessons more reality-related. I am convinced that teachers should show their students how important Math is in real life and that mathematical operations are of further importance in everyday life. The examples presented in my thesis focus on the eighth grade. The thesis is divided into six units. A part of them deals with theoretical
more » ... theses, the other shows suggestions for the lessons. The first part of my paper defines "realitätsbezogener Mathematikunterricht". I have chosen three different ways to show the features of reality-related lessons. The terms "Realitätsbezug", "Sachrechnen" and "Modellieren" show that the problems which are dealt with in Math are problems in real life as well. The second part lists arguments why it is so important to make Math lessons more reality-related. In such a way it becomes easier for the students to understand and to remember mathematical operations. By doing so, the students' competence in the field of "Modellieren" is supported. The third chapter analyses if the Austrian curriculum encourages teachers to teach in a more reality-related way. I think that the samples dealt with in the lessons should have a certain relation to the students' experiences in everyday – life. Furthermore, students should be encouraged to develop samples themselves. Another important aspect is that scientists should be invited from time to time and excursions should take place. In the fourth chapter I list samples of "Modellierungsaufgaben" suitable for the eighth grade. I also describe how teachers can develop such samples themselves with the help of school books. It is quite easy to change an established sample into a "Modellierungsaufgabe" if some information is added or left out. Moreover, I stress once more how important it is to visit museums or workshops to widen the students' knowledge. If young people walk through the inner d [...]
doi:10.25365/thesis.40573 fatcat:7qjgssqtbrfyzphtjqhfxbyzfi