Science & Education

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 469–476 | Cite as

Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Werner Blum, Jill P. Brown (eds): Teaching Mathematical Modelling: Connecting to Research and Practice

Springer, Dordrecht, 2013, ISBN: 978-94-007-6539-9, 627 pp
  • Stuart Rowlands
Book Review

This large tome of 627 pages belongs to Springer’s International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling series and enables members of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA) to publish their reports on the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling. Each article is either a report on one of the related and relevant issues of assessment, teacher training, professional development, etc.—that is, they are reports on modelling in the mathematics classroom as a practicewith all the various aspects of what, as a practice, it means—or there are a few articles that have a theoretical flavour such as the didactic tetrahedron to model mathematical modelling activity, ethnomodelling as methodology for ethnomathematics (a title of one of the chapters), or the role of textbooks in developing a socio-critical perspective on mathematical modelling in secondary classrooms (the title of another chapter). Many...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUK

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