id: 02369495
dt: j
an: 2006e.03297
au: Jacobini, Otávio Roberto; Wodewotzki, Maria Lúcia L.
ti: Mathematical modelling. A path to political reflection in the mathematics
class.
so: Teach. Math. Appl. 25, No. 1, 33-42 (2006).
py: 2006
pu: Oxford University Press, Oxford; Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications (IMA), Southend-on-sea, Essex
la: EN
cc: M45 M15
ut: mathematical model building; teaching methods; investigative scenarios;
taxation; income tax; mathematical models
ci:
li: doi:10.1093/teamat/hri026
ab: This paper describes the construction of pedagogical environments in
mathematics classes, centred on mathematical modelling and denominated
’investigative scenarios’, which stimulate students to
investigation, to formulation of problems and to political reflection,
as well as the sharing of acquired knowledge with other persons in the
community. The paper is based on the application of modelling as a
teaching and learning strategy and on the pedagogical work with
teenagers in an assisted freedom program. Both were accomplished in a
scenario built with 10 volunteer students taking calculus in a Computer
Engineering course in 2003. Among the main results we emphasise the
academic maturing process for the student, how competent he gets in
making models, accomplishing simulations, his perception of the
relation between mathematical learning and everyday situations and
political reflection about the results from working with modelling as
much as about his participation in the community work. (Abstract)
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