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Table 4.1 Sub-competencies involved in modelling (Greefrath et al. 2013, p. 19)

From: Mathematical Modelling

Sub-competency Indicator
Constructing Students construct their own mental model from a given problem and thus formulate an understanding of their problem
Simplifying Students identify relevant and irrelevant information from a real problem
Mathematising Students translate specific, simplified real situations into mathematical models (e.g., terms, equations, figures, diagrams, and functions)
Interpreting Students relate results obtained from manipulation within the model to the real situation and thus obtain real results
Validating Students judge the real results obtained in terms of plausibility
Exposing Students relate the results obtained in the situational model to the real situation, and thus obtain an answer to the problem