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ERIC Number: EJ1152057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Uncertainty and Complexity in Mathematical Modeling
Cannon, Susan O.; Sanders, Mark
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v22 n7 p420-428 Mar 2017
Modeling is an effective tool to help students access mathematical concepts. Finding a math teacher who has not drawn a fraction bar or pie chart on the board would be difficult, as would finding students who have not been asked to draw models and represent numbers in different ways. In this article, the authors will discuss: (1) the properties of models and how they can function in the classroom; (2) the Hobby project, a performance assessment for systems of equations and modeling; and (3) a particular piece of student work that demonstrates the potential power of uncertainty in mathematics classrooms. (A bibliography is included.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A