Mathematical Modelling in Education Research and Practice

Cultural, Social and Cognitive Influences

  • Gloria Ann Stillman
  • Werner Blum
  • Maria Salett Biembengut

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gloria Ann Stillman, Werner Blum, Maria Salett Biembengut
    Pages 1-32
  3. Innovative Practices in Modelling Education Research and Teaching

  4. Research into, or Evaluation of, Teaching and Learning

About this book


In this volume cultural, social and cognitive influences on the research and teaching of mathematical modelling are explored from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. The authors of the current volume are all members of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, the peak research body in this field. A distinctive feature of this volume is the high number of authors from South American countries. These authors bring quite a different perspective to modelling than has been showcased in previous books in this series, in particular from a cultural point of view. As well as recent international research, there is a strong emphasis on pedagogical issues including those associated with technology and assessment, in the teaching and learning of modelling. Applications at various levels of education are exemplified. The contributions reflect common issues shared globally, and represent emergent or on-going challenges.


Assessment Cognitive processes curriculum Dual modelling teaching Learning mathematics Linear models Mathematical modelling Mathematical thinking Mathematics teacher education Modelling competencies Modelling tasks Social and cultural influences Statistical numeracy Teacher Education Teaching mathematics Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gloria Ann Stillman
    • 1
  • Werner Blum
    • 2
  • Maria Salett Biembengut
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematics EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia
  2. 2.University of KasselKasselGermany
  3. 3.Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRSPorto AlegreBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18271-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18272-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4920
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4939
  • About this book