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Anhalt, Cynthia Oropesa; Cortez, Ricardo – Mathematics Teacher, 2015

Mathematical modeling, in which students use mathematics to explain or interpret physical, social, or scientific phenomena, is an essential component of the high school curriculum. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) classify modeling as a K-12 standard for mathematical practice and as a conceptual category for high school…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts

Ludwig, Patrice; Tongen, Anthony; Walton, Brian – PRIMUS, 2018

James Madison University faculty team-teach an interdisciplinary mathematical modeling course for mathematics and biology students. We have used two different project-based approaches to emphasize the mathematical concepts taught in class, while also exposing students to new areas of mathematics not formally covered in class. The first method…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach

Corum, Kimberly; Garofalo, Joe – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018

More and more schools are acquiring advanced manufacturing equipment. Activities that incorporate the use of this equipment for the purpose of teaching some academic content can either be designed or redesigned for other educational purposes as well. This article describes how the authors extended an activity that was initially designed to help…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematical Models, Problem Solving, Printing

da Silva, Karina Alessandra Pessoa; de Almeida, Lourdes Maria Werle – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2018

In this article we present a reflection about the meaning attribution to the mathematical object "exponential function" that emerges from two mathematical modeling activities. The theoretical framework of the text contemplates considerations on Mathematical Modeling and elements of semiotics as theorized by Charles Sanders Peirce. The…

Descriptors: Semiotics, Mathematical Models, Familiarity, Mathematics Instruction

Bliss, Karen M.; Galluzzo, Benjamin J.; Kavanagh, Kathleen R.; Skufa, Joseph D. – PRIMUS, 2019

To promote and facilitate the teaching of math modeling throughout the K-16 setting, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics recently published the GAIMME (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education) Report. This paper provides insight into how the…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Undergraduate Study, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education

Akgün, Levent – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015

The aim of this study is to identify prospective secondary mathematics teachers' opinions about the mathematical modeling method and the applicability of this method in high schools. The case study design, which is among the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. The study was conducted with six prospective secondary mathematics…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Models

Erbas, Ayhan Kürsat; Kertil, Mahmut; Çetinkaya, Bülent; Çakiroglu, Erdinç; Alacaci, Cengiz; Bas, Sinem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014

Mathematical modeling and its role in mathematics education have been receiving increasing attention in Turkey, as in many other countries. The growing body of literature on this topic reveals a variety of approaches to mathematical modeling and related concepts, along with differing perspectives on the use of mathematical modeling in teaching and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

Gould, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2013

The release of the "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" in 2010 resulted in a new focus on mathematical modeling in United States curricula. Mathematical modeling represents a way of doing and understanding mathematics new to most teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine the conceptions and misconceptions held by…

Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematical Models, Misconceptions

Czocher, Jennifer A. – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2016

This study contributes a methodological tool to reconstruct the cognitive processes and mathematical activities carried out by mathematical modelers. Represented as Modeling Transition Diagrams (MTDs), individual modeling routes were constructed for four engineering undergraduate students. Findings stress the importance and limitations of using…

Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Activities

Sekulic, Tanja; Takaci, Djurdjica; Strboja, Mirjana; Kostic, Valentina – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2020

This study examined the influence of mathematical modeling in GeoGebra environment on students' learning of the concept of the derivative and its application. The study included an experimental and a control group with 204 first-year undergraduate students of applied sciences. The students in the experimental group (102 students) conducted the…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Geometry

Zeytun, Aysel Sen; Cetinkaya, Bulent; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

This paper investigates how prospective teachers develop mathematical models while they engage in modeling tasks. The study was conducted in an undergraduate elective course aiming to improve prospective teachers' mathematical modeling abilities, while enhancing their pedagogical knowledge for the integrating of modeling tasks into their future…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

Galluzzo, Benjamin J.; Wendt, Theodore J. – PRIMUS, 2015

Across the mathematics curriculum there is a renewed emphasis on applications of mathematics and on mathematical modeling. Providing students with modeling experiences beyond the ordinary classroom setting remains a challenge, however. In this article, we describe the 24-hour Mathematical Modeling Challenge, an extracurricular event that exposes…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Mathematical Models

Riyanto, Bambang; Zulkardi; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Darmawijoyo – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019

By modeling learning students enjoy learning and doing mathematics in new ways. This study aimed firstly to produce senior high school mathematics modeling tasks, lesson plan, and student worksheet for valid mathematical learning; secondly, to produce senior high school mathematics modeling, lesson plan, and student worksheet for practical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics

Harwood, R. Corban – PRIMUS, 2018

This article addresses the logistics of implementing projects in an undergraduate mathematics class and is intended both for new instructors and for instructors who have had negative experiences implementing projects in the past. Project implementation is given for both lower- and upper-division mathematics courses with an emphasis on mathematical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Active Learning, Student Projects

Paolucci, Catherine; Wessels, Helena – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017

This study examined preservice teachers' (PSTs) capacity to create mathematical modeling problems (MMPs) for grades 1 to 3. PSTs created MMPs for their choice of grade level and aligned the mathematical content of their MMPs with the relevant mathematics curriculum. PSTs were given criteria adapted from Galbraith's MMP design principles to guide…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Elementary School Mathematics, Questioning Techniques