id: 06362083
dt: j
an: 2015a.00836
au: Hussain, Jamal; Lalduhawma, L. P.
ti: Teaching mathematical modeling in school and assessing students response.
so: Far East J. Math. Educ. 12, No. 2, 103-117 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Pushpa Publishing House, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
la: EN
cc: M10 D30 C20
ut: teaching and learning mathematics; mathematical modeling; beliefs;
attitudes
ci:
li: http://www.pphmj.com/abstract/8414.htm
ab: Summary: In this paper, we study the effect of teaching and learning
mathematics in school through mathematical modeling. A short term
training course was organized for students in higher secondary schools.
The course was intended to reveal the relevance of mathematics in
real-life and understanding the concepts that students learned in their
mathematics curriculum. 36 students of Dawrpui School of Science and
Technology, Aizawl, Mizoram were selected for the course. It consisted
of 12 contact periods (one hour each) and was held in
November/December, 2012. Mathematical modeling was introduced to the
students for the first time. Some of the models from population
dynamics were discussed with the aim of better understanding of
mathematical concepts and its real life applications. The experimental
design was based on pre-questionnaire and post-questionnaire in order
to find out whether and in what ways a mathematical modeling experience
could influence studentâ€™s beliefs and attitudes towards mathematics.
It was found that the course was successful in generating more interest
and motivating students for learning mathematics.
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