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ERIC Number: EJ1050469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-20
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
EISSN: EISSN-1473-0111
Teaching Mathematical Modelling: Demonstrating Enrichment and Elaboration
Warwick, Jon
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Jan 2015
This paper uses a series of models to illustrate one of the fundamental processes of model building--that of enrichment and elaboration. The paper describes how a problem context is given which allows a series of models to be developed from a simple initial model using a queuing theory framework. The process encourages students to think about the assumptions being made within their models and how these assumptions may be relaxed to produce an enriched model.
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Language: English
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