Modelling from Primary to Upper Secondary School: Findings of Empirical Research – Overview

  • Thomas Lingefjärd
Conference paper
Part of the International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling book series (IPTL, volume 1)


The study of any phenomenon is enhanced by attention to the various habitats in which it can be situated, and that is certainly true of mathematical modelling as an educational phenomenon. Activities in mathematical modelling take strikingly different forms as they are institutionalised across the world. This chapter will offer challenging insights into mathematical modelling activities around the world and at different levels of educational systems. Several different research paradigms and/or theoretical frameworks are discussed and used to present and discuss different findings and results.


Mathematics Teacher Prospective Teacher Word Problem Solution Task Modelling Debate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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