
02353194
a
2003e.03839
Lesh, Richard
Doerr, Helen M.
Foundations of a models and modeling perspective on mathematics teaching, learning, and problem solving.
Lesh, Richard et al., Beyond constructivism. Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ (ISBN 0805838228). 333 (2003).
2003
Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ
EN
D20
At the end of this chapter, Appendixes A, B, and C, are three examples of problemsolving activities that we refer to as modeleliciting activities  so called because the products that students produce go beyond short answers to narrowly specified questions  which involve sharable, manipulatable, modifiable, and reusable conceptual tools (e.g., models) for constructing, describing, explaining, manipulating, predicting, or controlling mathematically significant systems. Thus, these descriptions, explanations, and constructions are not simply processes that students use on the way to producing "the answer", and, they are not simply postscripts that students give after "the answer" has been produced. They ARE the most important components of the responses that are needed. So, the process is the product!