Mathematical modelling: from theory to practice

Lecture by Britta Jessen (research assistant and PhD-student at IND), followed by discussion.


Mathematical Competence Theory and the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic each offer different frameworks for the analysis and design of “modelling” as a central component of mathematics teaching. Based on two comparable cases from each research programme, I investigate how these differences appear in concrete design work, and what their practical consequences may be. The cases are examples of interdisciplinary teaching at upper secondary school. The seminar is based on a paper submitted to CERME 2015 together with Carl Winsløw and Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen.