Teaching mathematical modelling: demonstrating enrichment and elaboration
Warwick, J (2015). Teaching mathematical modelling: demonstrating enrichment and elaboration. International Journal of Mathematics Learning and Teaching. 2015 (20 Jan).
This paper uses a series of models to illustrate one of the fundamental processes of model building – that of enrichment and elaboration. The paper describes how a problem context is given which allows a series of models to be developed from a simple initial model using a queuing theory framework. The process encourages students to think about the assumptions being made within their models and how these assumptions may be relaxed to produce an enriched model.
|Journal||International Journal of Mathematics Learning and Teaching|
|Journal citation||2015 (20 Jan)|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|ISSN||1473 - 0111|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/journal/warwick2.pdf|
|08 Jul 2015|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Aug 2017|
|Accepted||08 Jun 2015|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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