Modelling and Applications in Mathematics Education
The 14th ICMI Study
Editors: Galbraith, Peter L., Henn, HansWolfgang, Niss, Mogens (Eds.)
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The overall goal of Modelling and Applications in Mathematics Education is to provide a comprehensive overview of the stateoftheart in the field of modelling and applications in mathematics education. Key issues are dealt with, among which are the following:
Epistemology and the relationships between mathematics and the "rest of the world"; the meaning of mathematical modelling and its process components; the respect in which the distinction between pure mathematics and applications of mathematics make sense
Authenticity and Goals dealing with modelling and applications in mathematics teaching; appropriate balance between modelling activities and other mathematical activities; the role that authentic problem situations play in modelling and applications activitiesModelling Competencies: characterizing how a student's modelling competency can be characterized; identifiable subcompetencies, and the ways they constitute a general modelling competency; developing competency over time
Mathematical Competencies: identifying the most important mathematical competencies that students should acquire, and how modelling and applications activities can contribute toward building up these competencies; the meaning of "Mathematical Literacy" in relation to modelling
Modelling Pedagogy: appropriate pedagogical principles and strategies for the development of modelling courses and their teaching; the role of technology in the teaching of modelling and applications
Implementation and Practice: the role of modelling and applications in everyday mathematics teaching; major impediments and obstacles; advancing the use of modelling examples in everyday classrooms; documenting successful implementation of modelling in mathematics teaching
Assessment and Evaluation: assessment modes that capture the essential components of modelling competency; modes available for modelling and applications courses and curricula; appropriate strategies to implement new assessment and evaluation modes in practiceThe contributing authors are eminent members of the mathematics education community. Modelling and Applications in Mathematics Education will be of special interest to mathematics educators, teacher educators, researchers, education administrators, curriculum developers and student teachers.
 Table of contents (59 chapters)


Introduction
Pages 332

Less Chalk, Less Words, Less Symbols ... More Objects, More Context, More Actions
Pages 3544

What’s all the Fuss about Competencies?
Pages 4556

A Theory of Mathematical Modelling in Technological Settings
Pages 5768

What Knowledge Do Teachers Need for Teaching Mathematics Through Applications and Modelling?
Pages 6978

Table of contents (59 chapters)
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 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Modelling and Applications in Mathematics Education
 Book Subtitle
 The 14th ICMI Study
 Editors

 Peter L. Galbraith
 HansWolfgang Henn
 Mogens Niss
 Series Title
 New ICMI Study Series
 Series Volume
 10
 Copyright
 2007
 Publisher
 Springer US
 Copyright Holder
 SpringerVerlag US
 eBook ISBN
 9780387298221
 DOI
 10.1007/9780387298221
 Hardcover ISBN
 9780387298207
 Softcover ISBN
 9781489992499
 Series ISSN
 13876872
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XIV, 523
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