id: 06514372
dt: j
an: 2016a.00931
au: Felton, Mathew D.; Anhalt, Cynthia O.; Cortez, Ricardo
ti: Going with the flow: challenging students to make assumptions.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 20, No. 6, 342-349 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: M59
ut: mathematical models; modeling; activities; flow rate; interpretation;
teacher education
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/mathematics-teaching-in-middle-school/2015/Vol20/Issue6/Going-with-the-Flow_-Challenging-Students-to-Make-Assumptions/
ab: Summary: Many current and future teachers have little experience with
modeling and how to integrate it into their teaching. However, with the
introduction of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)
and its emphasis on mathematical modeling in all grades, this
integration has become paramount. Therefore, middle-grades teachers
must work to lay the groundwork for modeling, which must then continue
into high school. In this article, the authors describe a unit designed
to introduce modeling to prospective teachers (referred to in this
article as students) and consider how this unit can illuminate
classroom practice. They focus on one problem, the Water Conservation
task, which is also well suited for use with middle school students.
Because the reasoning and judgement demanded by the modeling process
applies at all grade levels, the authors believe this type of
experience can further the process of mathematical modeling in the
middle school classroom. (ERIC)
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