Modeling Perspectives in Math Education Research

Christine Larson, Guershon Harel, Michael Oehrtman, Michelle Zandieh, Chris Rasmussen, Robert Speiser, Chuck Walter

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    1 Scopus citations


    Too often powerful and beautiful mathematical ideas are learned (and taught) in a procedural manner, thus depriving students of an experience in which they create and refine ideas for themselves. As a first step toward improving the current undesirable situation in undergraduate mathematics education, this chapter describes several different modeling perspectives and their implications for teaching and learning.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
    PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
    Number of pages11
    StatePublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameInternational Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
    ISSN (Print)2211-4920
    ISSN (Electronic)2211-4939


    • Conceptual Metaphor
    • Instructional Design
    • Modeling Perspective
    • Proof Scheme
    • Research Goal

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
    • Education
    • Modeling and Simulation


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