On the Use of Realistic Fermi Problems in Introducing Mathematical. Modelling in Upper Secondary Mathematics
2010 (English)In: Modeling Students' Mathematical Modeling Competencies, ICTMA 13 / [ed] Richard Lesh, Peter L. Galbrait, Christopher R. Haines and Andrew Hurford, Springer US , 2010, 597-609 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper reports on a study aiming to investigate the possible potential of using Fermi problems to introduce mathematical modelling to Swedish upper secondary school students. Three groups of students- work on realistic Fermi problems were analysed using an analytic tool, referred to as the -modelling activity diagram-, adapted and developed by the author. It was observed that the processes involved in a mathematical modelling cycle were richly represented in the problem solving processes of the groups. The students also frequently used their personal extra-mathematical knowledge in the solving process in three different ways; a creative, a verifying and a social way.
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Springer US , 2010. 597-609 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41095DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0561-1_52ISI: 000281695900052Local ID: 55070ISBN: 978-1-4419-0560-4 (print)ISBN: 978-1-4419-0561-1 (online)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-41095DiVA: diva2:261945
The Thirteenth International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, ICTMA13,2007