# A framework for teaching mathematical modeling in elementary grades

## Document Type

Presentation Abstract

## Presentation Date

11-23-2015

## Abstract

Modeling, a cyclic process by which mathematicians develop and use mathematical tools to represent, understand, and solve real-world problems (Lesh & Doerr, 2003), provides important learning opportunities for students. Two questions are critical for mathematics teacher educators interested in mathematical modeling in K-5 settings. (1) How should opportunities for modeling in K-5 settings be constructed and carried out? (2) What are the tasks of teaching when engaging students in mathematical modeling? We present a framework for teaching mathematical modeling in the elementary school and illustrations of its use by elementary grades teachers.

## Recommended Citation

Burroughs, Beth and Carlson, Mary Alice, "A framework for teaching mathematical modeling in elementary grades" (2015). *Colloquia of the Department of Mathematical Sciences*. 483.

https://scholarworks.umt.edu/mathcolloquia/483

## Additional Details

Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. in Math 103

Refreshments at 4:00 p.m. in Math Lounge 109