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Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling

ICTMA14

Kaiser, G., Blum, W., Borromeo Ferri, R., Stillman, G. (Eds.)

2011, XIV, 734 p.

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  • Examples of the use of mathematical models in teaching and learning processes
  • The role and purpose of modelling in education is examined from various national perspectives
  • Modelling competencies and its development
  • Role of mathematical modelling in teacher education

Applications and modelling and their learning and teaching in school and university have become a prominent topic in the last decades in view of the world-wide importance of the usage of mathematics in science, technology and everyday life. Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling provides the reader ship with an overview on the newest international trends and developments on the teaching and learning of modelling from various theoretical and practical perspectives. The comprehensive overview on the most recent empirical research reflecting the development and promotion of modelling competencies at various age levels allows insight into possible affective and cognitive blockages and barriers for students’ modelling processes and its teaching. The papers on the usage of technology describe new possibilities, how the usage of technology can inspire the teaching and learning of modelling. International modelling projects offer chances and possibilities to enrich the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling at secondary and tertiary level and describe challenging modelling examples and their possible usage in school and university. The necessary change of teacher education towards an inclusion of mathematical modelling is reflected from different perspectives and challenging examples are given.

The contributing authors are influential members of the group “International Community of Teachers of Modelling and Applications” and important researchers in mathematics and mathematics education. The book will be of interest to mathematics educators, teacher educators, researchers, education administrators, curriculum developers, teachers and student teachers.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ICTMA - Mathematical modelling - Modelling competencies - Modelling practices

Related subjects » Mathematics - Mathematics Education

Table of contents 

Series Preface: Gabriele Kaiser and Gloria Stillman.- Chapter 1: Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling (ICTMA14) – Preface : Gabriele Kaiser, Werner Blum, Rita Borromeo Ferri, Gloria Stillman.- Part I: Modelling from Primary to Upper Secondary School:  Findings of Empirical Research.- Chapter 2: Modelling from Primary to Upper Secondary School: Findings of Empirical Research – Overview: Thomas Lingefjärd.- Chapter 3:  Can Modelling be Taught and Learnt? Some Answers from Empirical Research: Werner Blum.- Chapter 4: Can Modelling Be Taught and Learnt? – A Commentary: Marcelo C. Borba.- Chapter 5: Upper Secondary Students' Handling of Real-World Contexts: Andreas Busse.- Chapter 6: Word Problem Classification: A Promising Modelling Task at the Elementary Level: Dirk de Bock, Kim Vleugels, and Lieven Verschaffel.- Chapter 7:  Understanding and Promoting Mathematical Modeling Competencies: An Applied Perspective: George Ekol.- Chapter 8: Secondary Teachers’ Beliefs About Teaching Applications - Design and Selected Results of a Qualitative Case Study: Frank Förster.- Chapter 9: Secondary Teachers’ Beliefs on Modelling in Geometry and Stochastics: Boris Girnat and Andreas Eichler.- Chapter 10: Examining Mathematising Activities in Modelling Tasks with a Hidden Mathematical Character:Roxana Grigoras, Fco. Javier García, and Stefan Halverscheid.- Chapter 11: The Sun Hour Project: Thomas Lingefjärd and Stephanie Meier.- Chapter 12: Mathematical Knowledge Application and Student Difficulties in a Design-Based Interdisciplinary Project: Kit Ee Dawn Ng.- Chapter 13: Evaluation of Teaching Activities with Multi-Variable Functions in Context: Yoshiki  Nisawa and Seiji Moriya.- Chapter 14: Mathematical Modelling in Secondary Education: A Case Study: José Ortiz and Aldora Dos Santos.- Chapter 15: Students Overcoming Blockages While Building A Mathematical Model: Exploring A Framework : Sanne Schaap, Pauline Vos, and Martin Goedhart.- Chapter 16: What Did Taiwan Mathematics Teachers Think of Model-Eliciting Activities And Modeling Teaching? : Shih-Yi Yu and Ching-Kuch Chang.- Part II   Looking Deeper into Modelling Processes: Studies with a Cognitive Perspective.- Chapter 17: Looking Deeper into Modelling Processes:  Studies with a Cognitive Perspective – Overview: Susana Carreira.- Chapter 18: Applying Metacognitive Knowledge and Strategies in Applications and Modelling Tasks at Secondary School: Gloria Stillman.- Chapter 19: Effective Mathematical Modelling without Blockages – A Reaction on some Theoretical and Practical Ideas – A Commentary.- Rita Borromeo Ferri.- Chapter 20: Modelling Tasks: Insight into Mathematical Understanding: Jill P. Brown and Ian Edwards.- Chapter 21: Mathematical Modelling of Daily Life in Adult Education: Focusing on the Notion of Knowledge: Susana Carreira, Nélia Amado, and Filipa Lecoq.- Chapter 22: Students’ Modeling Routes in the Context of Object Manipulation and Experimentation in Mathematics: Susana Carreira and Ana Margarida Baioa.- Chapter 23: Engineering Model Eliciting Activities for Elementary School Students: Nicolas G. Mousoulides and Lyn D. English.- Chapter 24: Project Modelling Routes in 12 to 16-year-old Pupils: Manuel Sol, Joaquin Giménez and Núria Rosich.- Part III: Modelling in Teacher Education.- Chapter 25: Modelling in Teacher Education – Overview: Jill P. Brown.- Chapter 26: Models and Modelling: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Mathematics for the 21st Century: Helen Doerr and Richard Lesh.- Chapter 27: Mathematical Modelling in a Distance Course for Teachers: Maria Salett Biembengut Hein and Thaís Mariane Biembengut Faria.- Chapter 28: In-service and Prospective Teachers’ Views about Modelling Tasks in the Mathematics Classroom – Results of a Quantitative Empirical Study: Sebastian Kuntze.- Chapter 29: Pre-service Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Affinity with using Modelling Tasks in Teaching Years 8-10: Gloria Stillman and Jill P. Brown. Part IV: Using Technologies: New Possible Ways of Learning and Teaching Modelling.- Chapter 30: Using Technologies: New Possible Ways of Learning and Teaching Modelling – Overview: Gilbert Greefrath.- Chapter 31: Factors Affecting Teachers’ Adoption of Innovative Practices with Technology and Mathematical Modelling: Vince Geiger.- Chapter 32: Modelling Considering the Influence of Technology: Gilbert Greefrath, Hans-Stefan Siller, and Jens Weitendorf.- Chapter 33: Improving Learning in Science and Mathematics with Exploratory and Interactive Computational Modelling: Rui Gomes Neves, Jorge Carvalho Silva, and Vítor Duarte Teodoro.- Part V  Modelling Competency: Learning, Applying and Developing Competencies.- Chapter 34: Modelling Competency: Learning, Applying and Developing Competencies – Overview: Morten Blomhøj.- Chapter 35. Drivers for Mathematical Modelling: Pragmatism in Practice: Christopher Haines.- Chapter 36: Identifying Drivers for Mathematical Modelling – A Commentary: Katja Maaß .- Chapter 37: Documenting the Development of Modelling Competencies of Grade 7 Mathematics Students: Piera Biccard and Dirk Wessels.- Chapter 38: Students’ Reflections in Mathematical Modelling Projects: Morten Blomhøj and Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen.- Chapter 39: From Data to Functions: Connecting Modeling Competencies and Statistical Literacy: Joachim Engel and Sebastian Kuntze.- Chapter 40: First Results from a Study Investigating Swedish Upper Secondary Students’ Mathematical Modelling Competencies: Peter Frejd and Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck.- Chapter 41: Why Cats Happen to Fall From the Sky or On Good and Bad Models: Hans-Wolfgang Henn.- Chapter 42: Assessing Modelling Competencies Using a Multidimensional IRT-Approach: Luzia Zöttl.- Part VI    Modelling in Tertiary Education.- Chapter 43: Modelling in Tertiary Education - Overview : Peter Galbraith.- Chapter 44: The Mathematical Expertise of Mechanical Engineers – Taking and Processing Measurements: Burkhard Alpers.- Chapter 45: Mathematical Modelling Skills and Creative Thinking Levels: An Experimental Study: Qi Dan and Jinxing Xie.- Chapter 46: Modelling the Evolution of the Belgian Population Using Matrices, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors: Johan Deprez.- Chapter 47: Modelling and the Educational Challenge in Industrial Mathematics: Matti Heilio.- Chapter 48:Modelling of Infectious Disease with Biomathematics: Implications for Teaching and Research: Norbert Gruenwald, Gabriele Sauerbier, Ajit Narayanan, Sergiy Klymchuk, and Tatyana Zverkova.- Chapter 49: Using Response Analysis Mapping to Display Modellers’ Mathematical Modelling Progress: Akio Matsuzaki.- Part VII: Modelling Examples and Modelling Projects: Concrete Cases.- Chapter 50: Modelling Examples and Modelling Projects: Concrete Cases – Overview:  Hugh Burkhardt.- Chapter 51: The Mathematical Expertise of Mechanical Engineers – Taking and Processing Measurements: Mette Andresen and Asbjoern Petersen.- Chapter 52: Real-World Modelling in Regular Lessons: A Long-Term Experiment: Martin Bracke and Andreas Geiger.- Chapter 53: Modelling Tasks at the Internet Portal “Program for Gifted”: Matthias Brandl.- Chapter 54: Modelling at Primary School Through a French-German Comparison of Curricula and Textbooks: Richard Cabassut and Anke Wagner.- Chapter 55: Modifying Teachers’ Practices: The Case of a European Training Course on Modelling and Applications: Javier García and Luisa Ruiz-Higueras.- Chapter 56: Google’s PageRank – A Present Day Application of Mathematics in Classroom: Hans Humenberger.- Chapter 57:  Authentic Modelling Problems in Mathematics Education:      Gabriele Kaiser, Björn Schwarz, and Nils Buchholtz.- Chapter 58: Using Modelling Experiences to Develop Japanese Senior High School Students' Awareness of the Interrelations between Mathematics and Science: Tetsushi Kawasaki and Seiji Moriya.- Chapter 59: Stochastic Case Problems for the Secondary Classroom with Reliability Theory : Usha Kotelawala.- Chapter 60: LEMA – Professional Development of Teachers in Relation to Mathematical Modelling: atja Maaß and Johannes Gurlitt .- Chapter 61: Modelling in the Classroom – Obstacles from the Teacher’s Perspective: Barbara Schmidt.- Chapter 62: Teachers’ Professional Learning: Modelling at the Boundaries: Geoff Wake.- Part VIII: Theoretical and Curricular Reflections on Modelling.- Chapter 63: Theoretical and Curricular Reflections on Modelling – Overview: Pauline Vos.- Chapter 64: Making Connections between Modelling and Constructing Mathematics Knowledge: An Historical Perspective: Toshikazu Ikeda and Max Stephens.- Chapter 65: Practical Knowledge of Research Mathematicians, Scientists and Engineers about the Teaching of Modelling: Jeroen Spandaw.- Chapter 66: Evolution of Applications and Modelling in a Senior Secondary Curriculum: Gloria Stillman and Peter Galbraith.- Chapter 67: Sense of Reality Through Mathematical Modeling: Jhony A.Villa-Ochoa and Carlos M. Jaramillo L.- Chapter 68: What is ‘Authentic’ in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling?: Pauline Vos

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