Opportunities for mathematical modelling offered as part of normal classroom activity or via extra-curricular events. The environment in which modelling occurs varies and this includes variation in support available from a more knowledgeable other. Most common are opportunities for modelling within the usual classroom environment where support is provided by the classroom teacher. Less common, but increasing in number, are extra-curricular modelling opportunities. Support from a more knowledgeable other is non-existent in the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge. Success in The Challenge indicates the learning environment of such challenges is clearly conducive to student engagement with mathematical modelling. We can infer learning from the usual classroom environments is utilised by students as part of their successful modelling activity.
|Title of host publication||Mathematical Modelling Education in East and West|
|Editors||Frederick Koon Shing Leung, Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Ka Lok Wong|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Series||International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling|