id: 06618377
dt: a
an: 2016e.00298
au: Stillman, Gloria; Brown, Jill; Galbraith, Peter; Ng, Kit Ee Dawn
ti: Research into mathematical applications and modelling.
so: Makar, Katie (ed.) et al., Research in mathematics education in Australasia
2012‒2015. Singapore: Springer (ISBN 978-981-10-1417-8/pbk;
978-981-10-1419-2/ebook). 281-304 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Singapore: Springer
la: EN
cc: D20 M10
ut: applications; mathematical modelling; real-world problems; metacognition;
mathematising
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_14
ab: Summary: Using mathematics to solve or make sense of real-world problem
situations and examining how mathematics has been used in context is of
growing interest and importance in research within Australasia.
Simultaneously curricula writers~are increasingly recognising the
importance of educating mathematically literate citizens of the world
who can solve real-world problems. This chapter considers the different
perspectives on teaching through mathematical modelling and
applications and briefly reviews exemplary literature focusing on the
teaching of mathematical modelling and applications. Not surprisingly,
clear differences emerge in classroom practices engaged in
applications, using known mathematics, versus modelling ‒ where the
mathematics that might be useful needs to be determined by the student.
Theoretical developments in the field are reviewed. Recently, the
research field has expanded from being mainly school focused to include
pre-service and in-service teacher education. Methodological tools used
in modelling and applications research that are being adopted or
adapted in the region are then reviewed. Finally, the current positive
state of Australasian modelling and applications research and its
progress since last being reviewed in 2008 is discussed with an eye to
possible future developments.
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