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Abassian, Aline; Safi, Farshid; Bush, Sarah; Bostic, Jonathan – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2020

This article presents a review of literature exploring five different perspectives on mathematical modeling in mathematics education. Because there is not a single agreed-on definition of what mathematical modeling is or how it should be done, a focused and extensive review of mathematical modeling is essential. The five broad classifications…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Teaching Methods, Social Influences

Dede, Yüksel; Akçakin, Veysel; Kaya, Gürcan – ECNU Review of Education, 2021

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the mathematical values, mathematics educational values, and educational values involved in mathematical modeling tasks based on different mathematical modeling perspectives. Design/Approach/Methods: In this context, the present study is a qualitative research based on document analysis. The data…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models, Values, Social Justice

Yasa, Gulzade Karaci; Karatas, Ilhan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the instruction with mathematical modeling on pre-service mathematics teachers' mathematical modeling performance. The participants were 24 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers. A mixed method approach was used to conduct the research. Each week, the participants were given two…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models

Sanford, John F.; Naidu, Jaideep T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017

The paper argues that mathematical modeling is the essence of computational thinking. Learning a computer language is a valuable assistance in learning logical thinking but of less assistance when learning problem-solving skills. The paper is third in a series and presents some examples of mathematical modeling using spreadsheets at an advanced…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Computation, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving

Jung, Hyunyi; Stehr, Eryn M.; He, Jia – School Science and Mathematics, 2019

Engaging with mathematical modeling can support learners to collaboratively explore mathematics in integrated ways as well as generate mathematical ideas and representations that may be useful in everyday life. Although several studies provide diverse insights into teaching and learning mathematical modeling, research has yet to be conducted on…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education

Brand, Sarah; Jung, Hyunyi; Dorlack, Ashley; Gailliot, Samuel – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12, 2021

Most children, when presented with the option between two drink items, will choose the one with "more." But what exactly do children consider when they recognize one object as having more than another? Is it the perceived surface area or volume of an object? Depending on children's cognitive development, the aspect of measurement on…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Models, Grade 6

Gürbüz, Ramazan; Çalik, Muammer – Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2021

Since contemporary learning theories, strategies and models offer the interdisciplinary approach, educators need new pedagogical alternative ways to attain it in practicum. For this reason, the current research aimed to illustrate how to intertwine mathematical modeling with an environmental issue that recruits waste management (e.g.,…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Environmental Education, Sanitation, Recycling

Corum, Kimberly; Garofalo, Joe – Mathematics Teacher Educator, 2019

Incorporating modeling activities into classroom instruction requires flexibility with pedagogical content knowledge and the ability to understand and interpret students' thinking, skills that teachers often develop through experience. One way to support preservice mathematics teachers' (PSMTs) proficiency with mathematical modeling is by…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Authentic Learning, Mathematical Models

Asempapa, Reuben S.; Love, Tyler S. – School Science and Mathematics, 2021

Mathematical modeling is a critical component of the current K-12 mathematics, science, and technology and engineering (T&E) educational standards in the United States. However, mathematical modeling is often overlooked or underemphasized in integrative STEM lessons. This could be attributed to teachers' limited content and pedagogical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Computer Peripherals, Printing

Turner, Ross – Australian Mathematics Education Journal, 2019

The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge takes place towards the end of Term 1 each year in Australia. Students use their research, mathematical and creative abilities to develop a mathematical model to address a real world problem. Ross Turner describes some aspects of the competition.

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Competition, Creativity, Problem Solving

Czocher, Jennifer A.; Maldonado, Luz – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015

Given the Common Core's dual emphases on mathematical modeling, there is a need to understand modeling as a practice and content standard to develop students' mathematical modeling skills. This study of 12 students from differing levels of mathematics instruction and English Language proficiency includes analysis of their modeling with mathematics…

Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Language Proficiency

Sahin, Seda; Dogan, Muhammed Fatih; Cavus Erdem, Zeynep; Gurbuz, Ramazan; Temurtas, Ali – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019

This study examined the criteria used by prospective mathematics teachers in determining whether a problem was a mathematical modeling problem. Two data collection tools were used in this case study. The first was a written evaluation form which consists of four problems developed by 27 prospective teachers individually that enrolled in a…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Applications, Problem Solving

Hankeln, Corinna – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2020

The study presented in this article takes a closer look at how French and German high-school students deal with a mathematical modeling problem, what blockages they encounter and how differences in the modeling processes between students from both nations can be explained by differences between the teaching and learning of mathematical modeling in…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Mathematical Models, High School Students

Asempapa, Reuben S. – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2020

This study addresses a gap in the literature on mathematical modeling education by developing the mathematical modeling knowledge scale (MMKS). The MMKS is a quantitative tool created to assess teachers' knowledge of the nature of mathematical modeling. Quantitative instruments to measure modeling knowledge is scare in the literature partially due…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Knowledge Level, Teacher Characteristics, Test Construction

Kertil, Mahmut; Gurel, Cem – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016

The purpose of this study is making a theoretical discussion on the relationship between mathematical modeling and integrated STEM education. First of all, STEM education perspective and the construct of mathematical modeling in mathematics education is introduced. A review of literature is provided on how mathematical modeling literature may…

Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematical Models, Integrated Curriculum, Teacher Competencies