@inbook{7f198562199d4834b3b220c4d7c07207,

title = "Students{\textquoteright} mathematical learning in modelling activities",

abstract = "Ten years of experience with analyses of students{\textquoteright} learning in a modelling course for first year university students, led us to see modelling as a didactical activity with the dual goal of developing students{\textquoteright} modelling competency and enhancing their conceptual learning of mathematical concepts involved. We argue that progress in students{\textquoteright} conceptual learning needs to be conceptualised separately from that of progress in their modelling competency. Findings are that modelling activities open a window to the students{\textquoteright} images of the mathematical concepts involved; that modelling activities can create and help overcome hidden cognitive conflicts in students{\textquoteright} understanding; that reflections within modelling can play an important role for the students{\textquoteright} learning of mathematics. These findings are illustrated with a modelling project concerning the world population.",

author = "Kjeldsen, {Tinne Hoff} and Morten Blomh{\o}j",

year = "2013",

doi = "10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5",

language = "English",

isbn = "978-94-007-6539-9",

series = "International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling",

publisher = "Springer Publishing Company",

pages = "141--151",

editor = "Gloria Stillman and Gabriele Kaiser and Werner Blum and Jill Brown",

booktitle = "Teaching Mathematical Modelling:",

address = "United States",

}