Mathematical Modelling in the Middle Years

Summary

Mathematical modelling is an important skill for middle years students to develop. Whilst similar to problem solving in being in a real-world context, mathematical modelling differs from this in that students, working in a small group, need to formulate their own problems from a stimulus and based on the assumptions they make. This is a new and challenging way of approaching Mathematics for many teachers. However, as Stillman (2010) suggests, "problem posing is of central importance in the discipline of mathematics and in the nature of mathematical thinking and it is an important companion to problem solving (p. 42)." This workshop will help middle years teachers explore the process involved in setting up a modelling exercise with their class. AAMI's ReSolve website will be used to demonstrate different modelling activities and participants will have the opportunity to explore a modelling activity for themselves. Please bring a laptop or Ipad.

Presenters
Bernadette Mercieca

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
J-15 06/12/2019 03:40 pm 04:40 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora OPTION FULL

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