On comparing mathematical models and pedagogical learning

Lamb, Janeen and Visnovska, Jana (2013). On comparing mathematical models and pedagogical learning. In Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Werner Blum and Jill P. Brown (Ed.), Teaching mathematical modelling: connecting to research and practice (pp. 457-466) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_39


Author Lamb, Janeen
Visnovska, Jana
Title of chapter On comparing mathematical models and pedagogical learning
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_39
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
ISBN 9789400765399
9789400765405
ISSN 2211-4920
2211-4939
Editor Gloria Ann Stillman
Gabriele Kaiser
Werner Blum
Jill P. Brown
Chapter number 39
Start page 457
End page 466
Total pages 10
Total chapters 52
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Comparing and contrasting different mathematical models of realistic situations is one way in which the relative strengths and weaknesses of these models, and the mathematics that underpins them, can become the focus of discussion in a mathematics classroom. This chapter reports on one episode from a research and development project where teachers were learning to orchestrate such classroom discussions with a view to providing opportunities for their students to apply mathematical understanding and skills in context. While the teachers did discuss a range of models they also experienced difficulty in reconciling the conflicting ideas represented in these models.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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