Mathematical Modeling Projects Oriented towards Social Impact as Generators of Learning Opportunities: A Case Study.

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study carried out at an elementary school that led to a characterization of mathematical modeling projects aimed at generating social impact. It shows their potential as generators of mathematical learning opportunities. In the school project, upper-grade students (sixth grade, 11-year-olds) studied the way in which the rest of the students at the institution traveled from their homes to school. Its purpose was to identify risk points from the standpoint of road safety and to develop a set of recommendations so that all the children could walk safely to school. In our study, we identified, on the one hand, the mathematical learning opportunities that emerged during the development of the project and, on the other, the mathematical models created by the students. We discuss the impact of the project on the different groups in the school community (other students, parents, and teachers). We conclude with a characterization of the mathematical modeling projects oriented towards social impact and affirm that they can be generators of mathematical learning opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2034
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalMathematics
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Elementary school
  • Learning opportunities
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Modeling projects
  • elementary school
  • learning opportunities
  • mathematical modeling
  • modeling projects

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