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Introduction to Part I Modeling: What Is It? Why Do It?

  • Richard Lesh
  • Thomas Fennewald
Chapter
Part of the International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling book series (IPTL)

Abstract

At ICTMA-13, where the chapters in this book were first presented, a variety of views were expressed about an appropriate definition of the term model – and about appropriate ways to think about the nature of modeling activities. So, it is not surprising that some participants would consider this lack of consensus to be a priority problem that should be solved by a research community that claims to be investigating models and modeling.

Keywords

Mathematics Education Modeling Activity Space Shuttle Modeling Competency Quantitative Reasoning 
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References

  1. Lesh, R., and Doerr, H. (2003). Beyond Constructivist: A Models & Modeling Perspective on Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Problems Solving. In H. Doerr, and R. Lesh (Eds.), Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.Google Scholar
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  3. Zawojewski, J., Diefes-Dux, H., and Bowman, K. (Eds.) (2009). Models and Modeling in Engineering Education: Designing Experiences for All Students. Rotterdam: Sense Publications.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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