Math Modeling & Models

Math Modeling and Models

Content
What is Math – and Why Learn it? iii
A Short History of Mathematics v
Mathematics Before or Through Applications 01
Fact, Fiction, Fiddle – Three Types of Models 09
Applying Mathe-Matics, Mathe-Matism or Meta-Matics (ICME 10) 16
Applying Pastoral Metamatism or Re-Applying Grounded Mathematics (ICME 11) 24
Saving Dropout Ryan with a TI-82 (ICME 12) 35
Project Forecasting 42
Project Population and Food Growth 43
Project Saving and Pension 44
Project Supply, Demand and Market Price 45
Project Collection and LafferCurve 46
Project Linear Programming 47
Project Game Theory 48
Project Distance to a Far-away Point 49
Project Bridge 50
Project Driving 51
Project Vine Box 52
Project Golf 53
Project Family Firm 54
Classic Word Problems 55
References
Tarp, A. (2001). Fact, fiction, fiddle – three types of models. in J. F. Matos, W. Blum, K. Houston & S. P. Carreira (Eds.), Modelling and mathematics education. ICTMA 9: Applications in Science and Technology. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (pp. 62-71). Chichester, UK: Horwood Publishing.
Tarp, A. (2001). Mathematics before or through applications, top-down and bottom-up understandings of linear and exponential functions. In J. F. Matos & W. Blum & K. Houston & S. P. Carreira (Eds.), Modelling and Mathematics Education. ICTMA 9: Applications in Science and Technology. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (pp. 119-129). Chichester UK: Horwood Publishing.
Projects from:
Tarp, A. (2019). Mathematics Predicts, PreCalculus, How to add constant PerNumbers. Compendium retrieved at http://mathecademy.net/various/us-compendia/