
06251629
a
2014b.00832
English, Lyn D.
Complex modelling in the primary and middle school years: an interdisciplinary approach.
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, 491505 (2013).
2013
Dordrecht: Springer
EN
M12
M13
C32
C33
D32
D33
K42
K43
modelling
interdisciplinary problem solving
competencies
models
data modelling
doi:10.1007/9789400765405_42
Summary: The world's increasing complexity, competitiveness, interconnectivity, and dependence on technology generate new challenges for nations and individuals that cannot be met by continuing education as usual. With the proliferation of complex systems have come new technologies for communication, collaboration, and conceptualisation. These technologies have led to significant changes in the forms of mathematical and scientific thinking required beyond the classroom. Modelling, in its various forms, can develop and broaden students' mathematical and scientific thinking beyond the standard curriculum. This chapter first considers future competencies in the mathematical sciences within an increasingly complex world. Consideration is then given to interdisciplinary problem solving and models and modelling, as one means of addressing these competencies. Illustrative case studies involving complex, interdisciplinary modelling activities in years 1 and 7 are presented.