Mathematical Modelling With Young Learners
English, Lyn D. (2003) Mathematical Modelling With Young Learners. In Lamon, S.J., Parker, W.A., & Houston, S.K. (Eds.) Mathematical Modelling: A way of life. Horwood Publishing, pp. 3-18.
Current research is demonstrating that young children can make significant mathematical and social gains from working authentic modelling problems. This paper argues for the implementation of mathematical modelling activities within the elementary and middle school years. The key features of these activities that make them rich learning experiences for children are explored. Some detailed analyses of how children develop and apply generalizable conceptual systems are then presented. It is argued that analogical and case-based reasoning processes play a powerful role in the construction and application of generalized models.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||young learners, traditional mathematical models, model exploration and application, generalizable conceptual systems|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 Horwood Publishing|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||21 Jun 2005 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:00|
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