Opportunities for Modelling: An Extra-Curricular Challenge

Sol Garfunkel*, Mogens Allan Niss, Jill Brown

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Modelling Education in East and West
EditorsFrederick Koon Shing Leung, Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Ka Lok Wong
Number of pages13
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-66995-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-66996-6
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesInternational Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling

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