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Mathematical Modelling

Author : Ngan Hoe Lee
ISBN : 9789814546935
Genre : Mathematics
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This book documents the journey undertaken by educators from the Mathematics and Mathematics Education (MME) Academic Group in the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Singapore schools during a Mathematical Modelling Outreach (MMO) event in June 2010 under the guidance of renowned experts in the field of mathematical modelling. The main goal of MMO was to reach out to Singapore primary and secondary schools and introduce the potentials of mathematical modelling as a platform for eliciting mathematical thinking, communication, and reasoning among students. This book contributes to the expanding literature on mathematical modelling by offering voices from the Singaporean context. It suggests how theoretical perspectives on mathematical modelling can be transformed into actual practice in schools, all within the existing infrastructure of the current Singapore mathematics curriculum. More importantly, the book provides documentary evidence on how plans put in place through MMO in 2010 have since been realised. The publication of this book is hence timely at this juncture. Not only does the book record how MMO was among the first pebbles launched into the pond, it also serves as a bridge over which educators can stand upon to view how the ripple effect had developed from the initial MMO pebble and the directions it may continue to extend. Perhaps in the process, other ripples in the teaching, learning, and research of mathematical modelling can be created. Contents:Introduction: Mathematical Modelling Outreach in Singapore (NG Kit Ee Dawn and LEE Ngan Hoe)Setting the Stage for Mathematical Modelling in Schools:Promotion of Mathematical Modelling Competencies in the Context of Modelling Projects (Gabriele KAISER and Susanne GRÜNEWALD)Problem Finding and Problem Posing for Mathematical Modelling (Gloria STILLMAN)Mathematical Modelling in Singapore Schools: A Framework for Instruction (ANG Keng Cheng)Mathematical Modelling in Australia (Vincent GEIGER)Mathematical Modelling in Japan (Toshikazu IKEDA)Fostering Mathematical Modelling in Schools:Learning through Modelling in the Primary Years (Lyn D ENGLISH)Fostering Mathematical Modelling in Secondary Schools (Gloria STILLMAN)Mathematical Modelling — An Example from an Inter-School Modelling Challenge (Raymond BROWN, Trevor REDMOND, Joanne SHEEHY and Dawn LANG)Mathematical Learning through Modelling Tasks:Learning through "Designing a Café" (YEO Kai Kow Joseph)Learning through "Plane Punctuality" (HO Weng Kin)Learning through "Mobile Phone Plan" (CHENG Lu Pien and CHUA Kwee Gek)Learning through "The Best Paper Plane" (SOON Wan Mei Amanda, CHIOK Hwee Fen and KONG May Hua Maybelline)Learning through "Designing a Tent" (HO Siew Yin)Learning through "Dream Home" (CHAN Chun Ming Eric)Learning through "The Unsinkable Titanic" (JAGUTHSING Dindyal and FOO Him Ho) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in mathematics education; mathematics educators. Keywords:Mathematical Modelling;Mathematical Modelling in Singapore;Modelling Competencies;Model-Eliciting Tasks;Modelling Research;Modelling Projects;Theoretical Perspectives on Mathematical Modelling;Modelling framework;Teacher Education in Mathematical ModellingKey Features:This book discusses the use of mathematical modelling activities for teaching and learning in Singapore classrooms, drawing upon experiences from other countriesIt provides focused discussions on the practicalities of conducting modelling activities in the classroom based on actual implementation in the Singapore context, drawing on the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum and other curriculaIt also proposes the way forward in addressing the issue of mathematical modelling for teacher education and curricula planning in the Singapore context

Mathematical Modelling In Education Research And Practice

Author : Gloria Ann Stillman
ISBN : 9783319182728
Genre : Education
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In this volume cultural, social and cognitive influences on the research and teaching of mathematical modelling are explored from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. The authors of the current volume are all members of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, the peak research body in this field. A distinctive feature of this volume is the high number of authors from South American countries. These authors bring quite a different perspective to modelling than has been showcased in previous books in this series, in particular from a cultural point of view. As well as recent international research, there is a strong emphasis on pedagogical issues including those associated with technology and assessment, in the teaching and learning of modelling. Applications at various levels of education are exemplified. The contributions reflect common issues shared globally and represent emergent or on-going challenges.

Modelling And Applications In Mathematics Education

Author : Peter L. Galbraith
ISBN : 0387298223
Genre : Education
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The book aims at showing the state-of-the-art in the field of modeling and applications in mathematics education. This is the first volume to do this. The book deals with the question of how key competencies of applications and modeling at the heart of mathematical literacy may be developed; with the roles that applications and modeling may play in mathematics teaching, making mathematics more relevant for students.

Teaching Mathematical Modelling Connecting To Research And Practice

Author : Gloria Ann Stillman
ISBN : 9789400765405
Genre : Education
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This book provides readers with an overview of recent international research and developments in the teaching and learning of modelling and applications from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. There is a strong focus on pedagogical issues for teaching and learning of modelling as well as research into teaching and practice. The teaching of applications of mathematics and mathematical modelling from the early years through primary and secondary school and at tertiary level is rising in prominence in many parts of the world commensurate with an ever-increasing usage of mathematics in business, the environment, industry and everyday life. The authors are all members of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications and important researchers in mathematics education and mathematics. The book will be of interest to teachers, practitioners and researchers in universities, polytechnics, teacher education, curriculum and policy.​

Trends In Teaching And Learning Of Mathematical Modelling

Author : Gabriele Kaiser
ISBN : 9400709102
Genre : Education
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This book contains suggestions for and reflections on the teaching, learning and assessing of mathematical modelling and applications in a rapidly changing world, including teaching and learning environments. It addresses all levels of education from universities and technical colleges to secondary and primary schools. Sponsored by the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA), it reflects recent ideas and methods contributed by specialists from 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Inspired by contributions to the Fourteenth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA14) in Hamburg, 2009, the book describes the latest trends in the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling at school and university including teacher education. The broad and versatile range of topics will stress the international state-of-the-art on the following issues: Theoretical reflections on the teaching and learning of modelling Modelling competencies Cognitive perspectives on modelling Modelling examples for all educational levels Practice of modelling in school and at university level Practices in Engineering and Applications

A First Course In Mathematical Modeling

Author : Frank Giordano
ISBN : 9780495011590
Genre : Mathematics
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Offering a solid introduction to the entire modeling process, A FIRST COURSE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELING, 4th Edition delivers an excellent balance of theory and practice, giving students hands-on experience developing and sharpening their skills in the modeling process. Throughout the book, students practice key facets of modeling, including creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research. The authors apply a proven six-step problem-solving process to enhance students’ problem-solving capabilities -- whatever their level. Rather than simply emphasizing the calculation step, the authors first ensure that students learn how to identify problems, construct or select models, and figure out what data needs to be collected. By involving students in the mathematical process as early as possible -- beginning with short projects -- the book facilitates their progressive development and confidence in mathematics and modeling. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Proceedings Of The Fifth International Congress On Mathematical Education

Author : CARASS
ISBN : 9781475742381
Genre : Science
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International Congresses on Mathematical Education (ICMEs), under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, are held every four years. Previous Congresses have been held in France (Lyons), England (Exeter), the Federal Republic of Germany (Karlsruhe), and the United States of America (Berkeley). The Fifth International Congress on Mathematical Education (lCME 5) was held in Adelaide, Australia, from August 24-30, 1984. More than 1800 participants from over 70 countries participated in the Congress, while some additional 200 people attended social functions and excursions. The program for ICME 5 was planned and structured by an International Program Committee, and implemented by the National Program Committee in Australia. For the main body of the program, Chief Organisers, assisted by Australian Coordinators, were invited to plan and prepare the individual components of the program which addressed a wide range of topics and interest areas. Each of these teams involved many individuals from around the world in the detailed planning and preparation of the working sessions for their area of program responsibility. For the actual working sessions at the Congress, the smallest group had some 60 members, while the largest had well over 300. In addition to the working sessions, there were three major plenary addresses, several specially invited presentations, and over 420 individual papers in the form of short communications, either as posters or brief talks.

Model Centered Learning

Author : Lingguo Bu
ISBN : 9789460916182
Genre : Education
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Model-Centered Learning: Pathways to Mathematical Understanding Using GeoGebra is the first book to report on the international use of GeoGebra and its growing impact on mathematics teaching and learning. Supported by new developments in model-centered learning and instruction, the chapters in this book move beyond the traditional views of mathematics and mathematics teaching, providing theoretical perspectives and examples of practice for enhancing students’ mathematical understanding through mathematical and didactical modeling. Designed specifically for teaching mathematics, GeoGebra integrates dynamic multiple representations in a conceptually rich learning environment that supports the exploration, construction, and evaluation of mathematical models and simulations. The open source nature of GeoGebra has led to a growing international community of mathematicians, teacher educators, and classroom teachers who seek to tackle the challenges and complexity of mathematics education through a grassroots initiative using instructional innovations. The chapters cover six themes: 1) the history, philosophy, and theory behind GeoGebra, 2) dynamic models and simulations, 3) problem solving and attitude change, 4) GeoGebra as a cognitive and didactical tool, 5) curricular challenges and initiatives, 6) equity and sustainability in technology use. This book should be of interest to mathematics educators, mathematicians, and graduate students in STEM education and instructional technologies.

Researching Mathematics Education In South Africa

Author : Renuka Vithal
ISBN : 0796920478
Genre : Education
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Reflecting on the theoretical and ideological work that has contributed to the growth of mathematics education research in South Africa, this study provides a historical analysis of forces that have changed and shaped mathematics curricula over the years. The themes researched and explored include radical pedagogy, progressive classroom practices, ethnomathematics, and South African mathematics education research within both its local and international contexts.

Advances In Computer Science Environment Ecoinformatics And Education Part Iii

Author : Sally Lin
ISBN : 9783642233456
Genre : Computers
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This 5-volume set (CCIS 214-CCIS 218) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education, CSEE 2011, held in Wuhan, China, in July 2011. The 525 revised full papers presented in the five volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information security, intelligent information, neural networks, digital library, algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer networks, computational system, computer vision, computer modelling and simulation, control, databases, data mining, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business, image processing, information systems, knowledge management and knowledge discovering, mulitimedia and its apllication, management and information system, moblie computing, natural computing and computational intelligence, open and innovative education, pattern recognition, parallel and computing, robotics, wireless network, web application, other topics connecting with computer, environment and ecoinformatics, modeling and simulation, environment restoration, environment and energy, information and its influence on environment, computer and ecoinformatics, biotechnology and biofuel, as well as biosensors and bioreactor.

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