### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) |

Editors | M Marshman, V Geiger, A Bennison |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated |

Pages | 555-562 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Print) | 9781920846282 |

Publication status | Published - 2015 |

Event | Mathematics Education in the Margins: Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA 2015 - Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Australia Duration: 13 Jul 2015 → 18 Jul 2015 https://merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2015_MERGA_CP.aspx |

### Conference

Conference | Mathematics Education in the Margins |
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Abbreviated title | MERGA 2015 |

Country | Australia |

City | Sunshine Coast |

Period | 13/07/15 → 18/07/15 |

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*Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)*(pp. 555-562). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated.

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*Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA).*Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated, pp. 555-562, Mathematics Education in the Margins, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 13/07/15.

**Context counts : The potential of realistic problems to expose and extend social and mathematical understandings.** / Sawatzki, Carly.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in Book › Conference contribution

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