
06251620
a
2014b.00843
Winter, Mark
Venkat, Hamsa
Preservice teacher learning for mathematical modelling.
Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Teaching mathematical modelling. Connecting to research and practice. Dordrecht: Springer (ISBN 9789400765399/hbk; 9789400765405/ebook). International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling, 395404 (2013).
2013
Dordrecht: Springer
EN
M19
C39
B50
modeling
preservice teachers
reallife problems
mathematical concepts
modelling competencies
mathematisation
doi:10.1007/9789400765405_33
Summary: Evidence has shown that teachers in South Africa often lack the capacity to both connect their mathematics to reallife contexts and struggle to see the internal connections between mathematical concepts. Situating our argument within the `critical competence' and `utility' perspectives, we focus on preservice teachers' initial mathematical modelling competencies in a professional development course. Using the notion of modelling competencies with specific reference to the didactic modelling process, we argue that the preservice teachers' initial mathematical modelling competencies are at early stages of development.