Math Modeling

Developing Strategic Competence through Modeling Math Ideas

Click below to learn more about Dr. Suh’s research on the Math Modeling Project

http://completemath.onmason.com/math-modeling/
 http://mathhappenings.onmason.com/

Our IMMERSION Year 2 groups are off implementing Math Modeling Tasks in Elementary Grades!

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Posing a Problem


Making Assumptions


Do the Math


Building a Model


Evaluating and Revising the Model


 

Math Modeling Talking Points

What do you wonder about?
What do you know or notice?
What information do you need?
What assumptions can you make?
How will you solve the problem?

Does the solution/model make sense when you go back to your problem?

What might you revise and refine in your model to better solve your problem?

Food for Thought


Edible Garden


Dream Classroom


Planning a Party


Touring the City


Planning a Field trip


Traffic Jam


Conserving Energy

Thinking through a math modeling task
Math Modeling Lesson template

Posing a Problem

Making Assumptions

Do the Math

Building a Model

Evaluating and Revising the Model

Lesson Links
Food for Thought
Edible Garden
Dream Classroom
Planning a Party
Touring the City
Planning a Field trip
Traffic Jam
Conserving Energy

 

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jak7_E8BAww

Strategic Competence in MMI

Developing Strategic Competence through Modeling Mathematical Ideas include the application of mathematics for 1) problem solving; 2) problem posing; 3) mathematical modeling; 4) the flexible use of representational models, tools, technology and manipulatives to solve problems and communicate mathematical understanding; and 5) the deep understanding of conceptual models critical to understanding a specific mathematics topic.

Learn more in our book http://modelmath.onmason.com/

 

Mathematics Modeling is a process that starts with a real world phenomenon that is posed as a mathematical problem by making assumptions and constraints. This is a process that requires the modeler to consider variables that can be used to build a model. Typically, mathematical modeling requires one to use mathematics to describe the phenomenon, or rank, predict, optimize to make decisions.

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Some great MEA resources

http://mathematicalmodeling.wixsite.com/mysite

Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs)