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International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling

Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling

ICTMA14

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Gabriele Kaiser is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Hamburg. She holds a master’s degree as a teacher for mathematics and humanities and completed her doctorate in mathematics education on applications and modelling. She is Editor-in-Chief of “ZDM – The International Journal on Mathematics Education (formerly Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik) and since July 2007 she serves as president of the “International Community of Teachers of Modelling and Applications” (ICTMA), an ICMI affiliated Study Group.

Werner Blum is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Kassel. He got a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics in 1970 from the University of Karlsruhe. His main research areas include empirical studies into the teaching and learning of mathematics and the professional knowledge of mathematics teachers, national and international comparative studies (especially PISA), quality development in mathematics teaching as well as applications and modelling in mathematics education.

Rita Borromeo Ferri is a Guest Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Hamburg. She holds a master’s degree as a teacher for mathematics and geography and completed her doctorate in mathematics education on mathematical thinking styles and her post-doc study on applications and modelling. She taught several years in school and got a teaching award of the Faculty of Education at University of Hamburg.

Reviews

"ICTMA14 was inspiring and as a first-time participant, I immediately felt that I was a part of this stimulating group."

Usha Kotelawala (New York State University, USA)

 

"The conference provided the participants with a comprehensive and multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art of mathematical modelling in school and university, both as regards developmental practice and research."

Mogens Niss (Roskilde University, Denmark)

 

"I was able to understand how the Brazilian approach to modeling contrast with the other ones practiced all over the world."

Marcelo Borba (Rio Claro, Brazil)

 


Table of contents (68 chapters)

  • Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling – Preface

    Kaiser, Gabriele (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Modelling from Primary to Upper Secondary School: Findings of Empirical Research – Overview

    Lingefjärd, Thomas

    Pages 9-14

  • Can Modelling Be Taught and Learnt? Some Answers from Empirical Research

    Blum, Werner

    Pages 15-30

  • “Can Modelling Be Taught and Learnt?” – A Commentary

    Borba, Marcelo C.

    Pages 31-35

  • Upper Secondary Students’ Handling of Real-World Contexts

    Busse, Andreas

    Pages 37-46

Buy this book

eBook $349.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $439.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0909-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $439.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3661-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
Book Subtitle
ICTMA14
Editors
  • Gabriele Kaiser
  • Werner Blum
  • Rita Borromeo Ferri
  • Gloria Stillman
Series Title
International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0910-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0910-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0909-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3661-0
Series ISSN
2211-4920
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 734
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