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Mathematical Modelling Education and Sense-making

  • Gloria Ann Stillman
  • Gabriele Kaiser
  • Christine Erna Lampen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dirk Wessels
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Erna Lampen
    Pages 15-29
  4. Innovative Approaches in Modelling Educational Research and Teaching

  5. Research into or Evaluation of, Teaching Practice in Mathematical Modelling Education

About this book


This volume documents on-going research and theorising in the sub-field of mathematics education devoted to the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling and applications. Mathematical modelling provides a way of conceiving and resolving problems in people’s everyday lives as well as sophisticated new problems for society at large. Mathematical modelling and real world applications are considered as having potential for cultivating sense making in classroom settings. This book focuses on the educational perspective, researching the complexities encountered in effective teaching and learning of real world modelling and applications for sense making is only beginning. All authors of this volume are members of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling (ICTMA), the peak research body into researching the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling at all levels of education from the early years to tertiary education as well as in the workplace.


Mathematical modelling education Mathematical applications Mathematics teacher education Sense making in mathematics education Modelling tools in mathematics education Modelling software in mathematics education Cultural contexts for modelling in mathematics education History of modelling in mathematics education Mathematical modelling Cognitive processes Assessment in mathematical modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Gloria Ann Stillman
    • 1
  • Gabriele Kaiser
    • 2
  • Christine Erna Lampen
    • 3
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia
  2. 2.University of HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Stellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

About the editors



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mathematical Modelling Education and Sense-making
  • Editors Gloria Ann Stillman
    Gabriele Kaiser
    Christine Erna Lampen
  • Series Title International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
  • Series Abbreviated Title Int.Perspectives on Teaching,Learning of Math.Modelling
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37672-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37675-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37673-4
  • Series ISSN 2211-4920
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-4939
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 521
  • Number of Illustrations 95 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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