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ERIC Number: EJ817791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Academic Libraries as a Context for Teaching Mathematical Modeling
Warwick, Jon
PRIMUS, v18 n6 p500-515 Nov 2008
The teaching of mathematical modeling to undergraduate students requires that students are given ample opportunity to develop their own models and experience first-hand the process of model building. Finding an appropriate context within which modeling can be undertaken is not a simple task as it needs to be readily understandable and seen as relevant by students, require an appropriate level of mathematical training, and reflect the differing learning styles of students. This article describes the academic library as a context for modeling activity, gives an example of a typical model based on queuing theory and relates the modeling activity to both Bloom's Taxonomy and Kolb's Learning Cycle. The article also outlines further model development that students may undertake. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom