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ERIC Number: EJ1175357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Mathematical Modelling in the Junior Secondary Years: An Approach Incorporating Mathematical Technology
Lowe, James; Carter, Merilyn; Cooper, Tom
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v74 n1 p4-12 2018
Mathematical models are conceptual processes that use mathematics to describe, explain, and/or predict the behaviour of complex systems. This article is written for teachers of mathematics in the junior secondary years (including out-of-field teachers of mathematics) who may be unfamiliar with mathematical modelling, to explain the steps involved in developing a model and the differences between modelling and traditional problem solving. Two paper folding activities are used to demonstrate how mathematical modelling and technology can support mathematics learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia