Mathematical Modelling: From Theory to Practice by Ngan Hoe Lee

Mathematical Modelling: From Theory to Practice

byNgan Hoe Lee, Dawn Kit Ee Ng

Kobo ebook | January 19, 2015

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This book documents the journey undertaken by educators from the Mathematics and Mathematics Education (MME) Academic Group in the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Singapore schools during a Mathematical Modelling Outreach (MMO) event in June 2010 under the guidance of renowned experts in the field of mathematical modelling. The main goal of MMO was to reach out to Singapore primary and secondary schools and introduce the potentials of mathematical modelling as a platform for eliciting mathematical thinking, communication, and reasoning among students. This book contributes to the expanding literature on mathematical modelling by offering voices from the Singaporean context. It suggests how theoretical perspectives on mathematical modelling can be transformed into actual practice in schools, all within the existing infrastructure of the current Singapore mathematics curriculum. More importantly, the book provides documentary evidence on how plans put in place through MMO in 2010 have since been realised.

The publication of this book is hence timely at this juncture. Not only does the book record how MMO was among the first pebbles launched into the pond, it also serves as a bridge over which educators can stand upon to view how the ripple effect had developed from the initial MMO pebble and the directions it may continue to extend. Perhaps in the process, other ripples in the teaching, learning, and research of mathematical modelling can be created.


  • Introduction: Mathematical Modelling Outreach in Singapore (NG Kit Ee Dawn and LEE Ngan Hoe)

  • Setting the Stage for Mathematical Modelling in Schools:

    • Promotion of Mathematical Modelling Competencies in the Context of Modelling Projects (Gabriele KAISER and Susanne GRÜNEWALD)
    • Problem Finding and Problem Posing for Mathematical Modelling (Gloria STILLMAN)
    • Mathematical Modelling in Singapore Schools: A Framework for Instruction (ANG Keng Cheng)
    • Mathematical Modelling in Australia (Vincent GEIGER)
    • Mathematical Modelling in Japan (Toshikazu IKEDA)
  • Fostering Mathematical Modelling in Schools:

    • Learning through Modelling in the Primary Years (Lyn D ENGLISH)
    • Fostering Mathematical Modelling in Secondary Schools (Gloria STILLMAN)
    • Mathematical Modelling — An Example from an Inter-School Modelling Challenge (Raymond BROWN, Trevor REDMOND, Joanne SHEEHY and Dawn LANG)
  • Mathematical Learning through Modelling Tasks:

    • Learning through "Designing a Café" (YEO Kai Kow Joseph)
    • Learning through "Plane Punctuality" (HO Weng Kin)
    • Learning through "Mobile Phone Plan" (CHENG Lu Pien and CHUA Kwee Gek)
    • Learning through "The Best Paper Plane" (SOON Wan Mei Amanda, CHIOK Hwee Fen and KONG May Hua Maybelline)
    • Learning through "Designing a Tent" (HO Siew Yin)
    • Learning through "Dream Home" (CHAN Chun Ming Eric)
    • Learning through "The Unsinkable Titanic" (JAGUTHSING Dindyal and FOO Him Ho)

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in mathematics education; mathematics educators.
Key Features:

  • This book discusses the use of mathematical modelling activities for teaching and learning in Singapore classrooms, drawing upon experiences from other countries
  • It provides focused discussions on the practicalities of conducting modelling activities in the classroom based on actual implementation in the Singapore context, drawing on the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum and other curricula
  • It also proposes the way forward in addressing the issue of mathematical modelling for teacher education and curricula planning in the Singapore context
Title:Mathematical Modelling: From Theory to PracticeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 19, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814546933

ISBN - 13:9789814546935