TME(2023) Vol 4, No. 2, pp 148-164

Constructivist Learning Design: A Platform for Differentiated Instruction towards Mathematical Literacy

Ng Kit Ee Dawn

National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University

Published in The Mathematician Educator, 2023, Vol 4, No. 2, pp 148-164.


In this paper, I present the Constructivist Learning Design (CLD) as an instructional design for teaching through problem solving and describe how differentiated instruction complements CLD to engage diverse learners in the mathematisation process for construction of knowledge towards mathematical literacy. An example of a CLD task implemented with Secondary Two students (aged 13-14) in Singapore schools as part of a research study is discussed in view of the mathematisation process elicited through use of differentiated instruction. We argue that CLD has the potential to support teachers in planning for deep learning.

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