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Lines of Inquiry in Mathematical Modelling Research in Education

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  • Addresses applications and modelling in connection with teaching and learning mathematics
  • Presents state-of-the-art research and theory on the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling
  • Reflects international debates on related educational research, teaching, and learning

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Monographs (ICME13Mo)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)


About this book

This open access book is based on selected presentations from Topic Study Group 21: Mathematical Applications and Modelling in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 13), held in Hamburg, Germany on July 24–31, 2016. It contributes to the theory, research and teaching practice concerning this key topic by taking into account the importance of relations between mathematics and the real world. Further, the book addresses the “balancing act” between developing students’ modelling skills on the one hand, and using modelling to help them learn mathematics on the other, which arises from the integration of modelling into classrooms.

The contributions, prepared by authors from 9 countries, reflect the spectrum of international debates on the topic, and the examples presented span schooling from years 1 to 12, teacher education, and teaching modelling at the tertiary level. In addition the book highlights professional learning and development for in-service teachers, particularly in systems where the introduction of modelling into curricula means reassessing how mathematics is taught. Given its scope, the book will appeal to researchers and teacher educators in mathematics education, as well as pre-service teachers and school and university educators


“I would highly recommend this book for anybody that is involved in mathematics education, as these papers provide a range and scope that can assist both researchers and educators. The unique perspectives brought by each of these articles can greatly help guide future research while also allowing researchers to have a foundation to build upon.” (Deborah Gochenaur, MAA Reviews, May 24, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University, Ballarat, Australia

    Gloria Ann Stillman

  • Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

    Jill P. Brown

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Lines of Inquiry in Mathematical Modelling Research in Education

  • Editors: Gloria Ann Stillman, Jill P. Brown

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Monographs

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-14930-7Published: 28 May 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-14933-8Published: 14 August 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-14931-4Published: 16 May 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8322

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8330

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 259

  • Number of Illustrations: 33 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Learning & Instruction, Teaching and Teacher Education

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