Challenges in modelling challenges: intents and purposes

Stillman, Gloria, Brown, Jill P. and Galbraith, Peter (2013). Challenges in modelling challenges: intents and purposes. In Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Werner Blum and Jill P. Brown (Ed.), Teaching mathematical modelling: connecting to research and practice (pp. 217-227) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_19

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Author Stillman, Gloria
Brown, Jill P.
Galbraith, Peter
Title of chapter Challenges in modelling challenges: intents and purposes
Title of book Teaching mathematical modelling: connecting to research and practice
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_19
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Series International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
ISBN 9789400765399
ISSN 2211-4920
Editor Gloria Ann Stillman
Gabriele Kaiser
Werner Blum
Jill P. Brown
Chapter number 19
Start page 217
End page 227
Total pages 11
Total chapters 52
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Extra curricular modelling events for school students are increasing in popularity. The experience from the perspective of participating Australian and Singaporean Year 10 and 11 students in one such event, the A. B. Paterson College Mathematical Modelling Challenge, is investigated. The aim is to gauge whether their experience meets the intended purposes of mentors that the whole event be considered an inherently valuable learning experience about modelling and application of mathematics to real situations. Findings from a questionnaire and other data included motivation for choice of situation to model, decision making about approach, and reporting of findings were mainly goal oriented rather than performance oriented, despite the Challenge ostensibly being a competition.
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