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Modelling in Lower Secondary Mathematics Classroom — Problems and Opportunities

  • Gabriele Kaiser
  • Katja Maaß
Part of the New ICMI Study Series book series (NISS, volume 10)

Abstract

The paper deals with the gap between the relevance of applications and modelling in didactical discussions and its minor importance in everyday mathematics teaching. Results of our own empirical studies that describe mathematical beliefs of teachers and students as being central obstacles are presented. Further, the studies demonstrate the possibility to change these beliefs as well as ways to promote modelling competencies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Kaiser
    • 1
  • Katja Maaß
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of EducationFreiburgGermany

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