Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling


  • Gabriele Kaiser
  • Werner Blum
  • Rita Borromeo Ferri
  • Gloria Stillman
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gabriele Kaiser, Werner Blum, Rita Borromeo Ferri, Gloria Stillman
    Pages 1-5
  3. Modelling from Primary to Upper Secondary School: Findings of Empirical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Wim Van Dooren, Dirk De Bock, Kim Vleugels, Lieven Verschaffel
      Pages 47-55
    3. Roxana Grigoraş, Fco. Javier Garcia, Stefan Halverscheid
      Pages 85-95
    4. Thomas Lingefjärd, Stefanie Meier
      Pages 97-106
    5. José Ortiz, Aldora Dos Santos
      Pages 127-135
    6. Sanne Schaap, Pauline Vos, Martin Goedhart
      Pages 137-146
  4. Looking Deeper into Modelling Processes: Studies with a Cognitive Perspective

  5. Mathematical Modelling in Teacher Education

  6. Using Technologies: New Possibilities of Teaching and Learning Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Gilbert Greefrath, Hans-Stefan Siller, Jens Weitendorf
      Pages 315-329
    3. Rui Gomes Neves, Jorge Carvalho Silva, Vítor Duarte Teodoro
      Pages 331-339
  7. Modelling Competency: Teaching, Learning and Assessing Competencies

  8. Modelling in Tertiary Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Peter Galbraith
      Pages 441-444

About these proceedings


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.


ICTMA Mathematical modelling Modelling competencies Modelling practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriele Kaiser
    • 1
  • Werner Blum
    • 2
  • Rita Borromeo Ferri
    • 3
  • Gloria Stillman
    • 4
  1. 1.FB Erziehungswissenschaft, Inst. Didaktik der MathematikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Abt. Mathematik/InformatikUniversität KasselKasselGermany
  3. 3.University of Hamburg, GermanyHamburgGermany
  4. 4.University of Melbourne, AustraliaVictoriaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0909-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0910-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4920
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4939
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