id: 06675789
dt: a
an:
au: Palsdottir, Gudbjorg; Sriraman, Bharath
ti: Teacherâ€™s views on modeling as a creative mathematical activity.
so: Leikin, Roza (ed.) et al., Creativity and giftedness. Interdisciplinary
perspectives from mathematics and beyond. Cham: Springer (ISBN
978-3-319-38838-0/hbk; 978-3-319-38840-3/ebook). Advances in
Mathematics Education, 47-55 (2017).
py: 2017
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: C29 M10 D80 C40
ut: mathematical modeling; mathematical creativity; modeling tasks; math
textbooks; inservice teachers; Iceland
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-38840-3_4
ab: Summary: In this chapter we examine mathematical modeling activities
presented in high school textbooks in Iceland with respect to how
teachers utilize such activities. We first argue on the basis of the
existing literature that mathematical modeling may be viewed as a
creative mathematical activity. We ask whether the institutionalization
of mathematical modeling through school textbooks in the form of
activities convey the creative aspect of modeling. To answer the
question, we examine the views of a group of Icelandic high school
teachers about modeling activities, and ways in which they implement
them in the classroom. Preliminary results indicate that teacherâ€™s
use a dialogic and practical approach to modeling activities as opposed
to a strictly mathematical approach. We discuss their views within the
Icelandic context.
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