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\iteman{ZMATH 2016a.00901}
\itemau{Warwick, Jon}
\itemti{Teaching mathematical modelling: demonstrating enrichment and elaboration.}
\itemso{Int. J. Math. Teach. Learn. 2015, 16 p., electronic only (2015).}
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Summary: This paper uses a series of models to illustrate one of the fundamental processes of model building -- that of enrichment and elaboration. The paper describes how a problem context is given which allows a series of models to be developed from a simple initial model using a queuing theory framework. The process encourages students to think about the assumptions being made within their models and how these assumptions may be relaxed to produce an enriched model.
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\itemcc{M10 K90}
\itemut{mathematical models; mathematics instruction; queueing theory; statistical distributions; heuristics; problem solving; library management}
\itemli{http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/journal/warwick2.pdf}
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