Shifts in understanding - the didactical use of models in mathematics education

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Instead of dealing with mathematical modeling as an important goal of mathematics education and discussing how this competency can be learned and taught, this paper is addressing the issue of modeling from a different perspective. The focus is on how in mathematics education models can be used to bring the students to a higher level of mathematical understanding. An example of such a didactical use of models is given from a longitudinal teaching trajectory on percentage.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationPre-Conference Volume ICMI Study 14 - Applications and Modelling in Mathematics Education
EditorsH.-W. Henn, W. Blum
Place of PublicationDortmund
PublisherUniversität Dortmund
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Wiskunde en Informatica (WIIN)
  • Mathematics
  • Landbouwwetenschappen
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Wiskunde: algemeen

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