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ERIC Number: EJ1177096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Modelling and the Representational Imagination
Brady, Corey
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v50 n1-2 p45-59 Apr 2018
This article examines the work of 30 in-service teachers engaged with modelling activities during a course within an Ecuadorian master's degree program in mathematics teaching. These teachers experienced a sequence of activities designed to explore imaginative aspects of mathematical modelling and problem solving, inviting perspectives from life outside of school. They built rich connections between real-world phenomena and a range of ideas about functions and representations of them. An analysis of the teachers' work identifies a modelling resource--the representational imagination--describing its nature and the implications for models of classroom modelling aiming to support this resource.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ecuador
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