What's all the fuss about competencies?

Morten Blomhøj, Tomas Højgaard Jensen

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This paper deals with applying a description of a set of mathematical competencies with the aim of developing mathematics education in general and in particular the work with mathematical modelling. Hence it offers a presentation of the general idea of working with mathemati­cal competencies as well as an analysis of some potentials of putting this idea into educational practice. Three challenges form the basis of the analysis: The fight against syllabusitis, the dilemma of teaching directed autonomy and the description of progress in mathematical modelling competency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModelling and applications in Mathematics Education : The 14th ICMI Study International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
EditorsWerner Blum, Peter L. Galbraith, Hans-Wolfgang Henn, Mogens Niss
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)0-387-29820-7, 9780387298207
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Mathematical competencies
  • Mathematical modelling

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