
06251626
a
2014b.00828
Lamb, Janeen
Visnovska, Jana
On comparing mathematical models and pedagogical learning.
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, 457466 (2013).
2013
Dordrecht: Springer
EN
M10
D30
D40
C70
B50
D70
modelling
mathematical models
pedagogical learning
reallife problems
understanding
classroom discussion
professional development
difficulties
doi:10.1007/9789400765405_39
Summary: Comparing and contrasting different mathematical models of realistic situations is one way in which the relative strengths and weaknesses of these models, and the mathematics that underpins them, can become the focus of discussion in a mathematics classroom. This chapter reports on one episode from a research and development project where teachers were learning to orchestrate such classroom discussions with a view to providing opportunities for their students to apply mathematical understanding and skills in context. While the teachers did discuss a range of models they also experienced difficulty in reconciling the conflicting ideas represented in these models.