Realistic Mathematics Education

IMaT includes an intervention which introduces Realistic Mathematics Education to teachers. Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) was originally developed by the Freudenthal Institute in the Netherlands. In RME, mathematics emerges from students’ engagement with realisable contexts. Materials are carefully designed to promote the development of informal models, while the pedagogy of RME supports teachers in enabling […]

IMaT includes an intervention which introduces Realistic Mathematics Education to teachers.

Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) was originally developed by the Freudenthal Institute in the Netherlands. In RME, mathematics emerges from students’ engagement with realisable contexts. Materials are carefully designed to promote the development of informal models, while the pedagogy of RME supports teachers in enabling students to connect their informal representations of the world to formal mathematics, building from shared understanding of imaginable contexts to recognition of the mathematical sameness of different problems and the ability to choose an appropriate model to solve a problem (Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, 2003).

Read more about the Freudenthal Institute’s work on these pages:

Freudenthal Institute for Science and Mathematics Education

Freudenthal Institute Wiki

Read more about the Realistic Maths Education project at Manchester Metropolitan University