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The meaning of the problem in a mathematical modelling activity. (English)
Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Mathematical modelling in education research and practice. Cultural, social and cognitive influences. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-18271-1/hbk; 978-3-319-18272-8/ebook). International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling, 45-54 (2015).
Summary: In this chapter we present a reflection on the assignment of meaning associated with the problem identified and solved in a mathematical modelling activity. Initially, we present our understanding of the notions of problem and mathematical modelling. To treat the meaning issue about the problem in modelling activities we have based our approach in Peircean Semiotics where the meaning is associated with the generation of interpretants during the development of activities. To illustrate our understanding, we describe briefly, the case of a modelling activity developed by students in a mathematics degree course, presenting the generation of interpretants by one student and indications of meaning assignment for the problems revealed by him.
Classification: M10 D50
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