What mathematics education may prepare students for the society of the future?

Koeno Gravemeijer, Michelle Stephan, Cyril Julie, Fou Lai Lin, Minoru Ohtani

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    Abstract

    This paper attempts to engage the field in a discussion about what mathematics is needed for students to engage in society, especially with an increase in technology and digitalization. In this respect, mathematics holds a special place in STEM as machines do most of the calculations that students are taught in K-12. We raise questions about what mathematical proficiency means in today’s world and what shifts need to be made in both content and pedagogy to prepare students for 21st Century Skills and mathematical reasoning.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-123
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
    Volume15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

    Keywords

    • 21st century skills
    • Digitalization
    • Mathematics education
    • Workplace mathematics

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