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ERIC Number: EJ1177106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Professional Modellers' Conceptions of the Notion of Mathematical Modelling: Ideas for Education
Frejd, Peter; Bergsten, Christer
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v50 n1-2 p117-127 Apr 2018
The notion of mathematical modelling has multiple interpretations in research literature and has been included in curriculum documents in various ways. This study presents a thematic analysis of nine professional modellers' conceptions of the notion of mathematical modelling, representing scholarly knowledge. The result is organised according to four main aspects of modelling, that is description, understanding, abstraction and negotiation, representing key features of mathematical models and how people are affected by, or engage in, modelling work. The paper concludes with a discussion of some potential benefits for mathematics education that might be drawn from the study from the perspective of the 'gap' between mathematical modelling in educational and non-educational contexts, in terms of curriculum design and teaching practice.
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Language: English
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