Mathematical modelling as a tool for the connection of school mathematics

Francisco Javier García, Josep Gascón, Luisa Ruiz Higueras, Marianna Bosch

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Abstract

We start introducing some aspects of the theoretical framework: the Anthropological Theory of Didactics (ATD). Then, we consider on the research domain commonly known as "modelling and applications" and briefly describe its evolution using the ATD as an analytical tool. We propose a reformulation of the modelling processes from the point of view of the ATD, which is useful to identify new educational phenomena and to propose and tackle new research problems. Finally, we focus on the problem of the connection of school mathematics. The reformulation of the modelling processes emerges as a didactic tool to tackle this research problem. We work on the problem of the articulation of the study of functional relationships in Secondary Education and present a teaching proposal designed to reduce the disconnection in the study of functional relationships in Spanish Secondary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-246
JournalZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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