
06251617
a
2014b.00822
Stillman, Gloria Ann
Brown, Jill P.
Faragher, Rhonda
Geiger, Vince
Galbraith, Peter
The role of textbooks in developing a sociocritical perspective on mathematical modelling in secondary classrooms.
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, 361371 (2013).
2013
Dordrecht: Springer
EN
M10
U20
C60
modelling
role of textbooks
sociocritical perspective
curricula
understanding
doi:10.1007/9789400765405_30
Summary: One approach to teaching using mathematical modelling and applications is to take a sociocritical perspective where the goal is development of a critical understanding of the world through modelling physical and social phenomena. Several curriculum documents in Australia as well as in other countries, with a modelling and applications emphasis, promote sociocritical aspects to be developed by mathematics curricula, particularly at senior secondary level. The role of modern textbook resources in promoting this development and how teachers could use these resources to mediate such a learning goal in relation to the applications of mathematics is an under researched area. This chapter interrogates curriculum documents and textbook tasks to assess the potential role of textbooks in developing this understanding in students through mathematical modelling.