### Abstract

This article reports the findings of research involving more than 30 teachers and their Year 5 and 6 students in 16 Victorian primary schools. The participants experienced an educational intervention where the Money and Financial Mathematics substrand of the Number and Algebra content strand was taught and learned through challenging worded mathematical problems involving realistic financial contexts. Data related to one such example, a task involving three friends sharing the cost of movie tickets and food, are discussed. Insights into the nature of student.

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 | 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: 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 | 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: 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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Sawatzki, C. (2015). Context counts: The potential of realistic problems to expose and extend social and mathematical understandings. In M. Marshman, V. Geiger, & A. Bennison (Eds.),

*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. https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2015_MERGA_CP.aspx