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Modeling Students' Mathematical Modeling Competencies

ICTMA 13

Editors: Lesh, R., Galbraith, P.L., Haines, C., Hurford, A. (Eds.)

  • Provides timely and cutting edge research crossing traditional boundaries
  • Offers unique and contemporary perspectives synthesized into important, practical strands
  • Documents mathematical achievements that can transform society.
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As we enter the 21st century, there is an urgent need for new approaches to mathematics education emphasizing its relevance in young learners’ futures. Modeling Students’ Mathematical Modeling Competencies explores the vital trend toward using real-world problems as a basis for teaching mathematics skills, competencies, and applications. Blending theoretical constructs and practical considerations, the book presents papers from the latest conference of the ICTMA, beginning with the basics (Why are models necessary? Where can we find them?) and moving through intricate concepts of how students perceive math, how instructors teach—and how both can become better learners. Dispatches as varied as classroom case studies, analyses of math in engineering work, and an in-depth review of modeling-based curricula in the Netherlands illustrate modeling activities on the job, methods of overcoming math resistance, and the movement toward replicable models and lifelong engagement.

A sampling of topics covered:

  • How students recognize the usefulness of mathematics
  • Creating the modeling-oriented classroom
  • Assessing and evaluating students’ modeling capabilities
  • The relationship between modeling and problem-solving
  • Instructor methods for developing their own models of modeling
  • New technologies for modeling in the classroom

 

Modeling Students’ Mathematical Modeling Competencies offers welcome clarity and focus to the international research and professional community in mathematics, science, and engineering education, as well as those involved in the sciences of teaching and learning these subjects.

Table of contents (53 chapters)

  • Introduction: ICTMA and the Teaching of Modeling and Applications

    Kaiser, Gabriele

    Pages 1-2

  • Introduction to Part I Modeling: What Is It? Why Do It?

    Lesh, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 5-10

  • Modeling Theory for Math and Science Education

    Hestenes, David

    Pages 13-41

  • Modeling a Crucial Aspect of Students’ Mathematical Modeling

    Niss, Mogens

    Pages 43-59

  • Modeling Perspectives in Math Education Research

    Larson, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 61-71

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0561-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0560-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8389-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling Students' Mathematical Modeling Competencies
Book Subtitle
ICTMA 13
Editors
  • Richard Lesh
  • Peter L. Galbraith
  • Chris Haines
  • Andrew Hurford
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0561-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0561-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0560-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8389-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 650
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