
06514348
j
2016a.00901
Warwick, Jon
Teaching mathematical modelling: demonstrating enrichment and elaboration.
Int. J. Math. Teach. Learn. 2015, 16 p., electronic only (2015).
2015
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT) at Plymouth University, Plymouth; Mathematics Education Department at College of Ny\'{\i}regyh\'aza, Ny\'{\i}regyh\'aza
EN
M10
K90
mathematical models
mathematics instruction
queueing theory
statistical distributions
heuristics
problem solving
library management
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/journal/warwick2.pdf
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.