ERIC Number: EJ1097021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Introducing Modeling Transition Diagrams as a Tool to Connect Mathematical Modeling to Mathematical Thinking
Czocher, Jennifer A.
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v18 n2 p77-106 2016
This study contributes a methodological tool to reconstruct the cognitive processes and mathematical activities carried out by mathematical modelers. Represented as Modeling Transition Diagrams (MTDs), individual modeling routes were constructed for four engineering undergraduate students. Findings stress the importance and limitations of using micro-analysis to examine modeling processes. The findings and the MTDs were used to critically question the implications of using modeling cycles as a theory of mathematical modeling processes.
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Activities, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving, Interviews, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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