TY - CHAP

T1 - Mathematical modelling in Dutch textbooks

T2 - is it genuine mathematical modelling?

AU - Zwaneveld, B.

AU - Perrenet, J.C.

AU - van Overveld, C.W.A.M.

AU - Borghuis, V.A.J.

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - n this chapter, we analyse the two most frequently used Dutch mathematics textbooks for upper secondary schools in order to determine to what extent the tasks in these textbooks meet the criteria we have set for genuine mathematical modelling: does a modelling task have a modelling purpose, and do the students have to perform characteristic modelling activities? The criterion of having a modelling purpose stems from a modelling course in tertiary education by the last two authors. For the characteristic modelling activities, we used the research of the first two authors. Only a very small percentage of the analysed tasks meets the criteria. So, there is hardly any genuine mathematical modelling in the two textbooks, although it is explicitly mentioned in the formal curriculum.

AB - n this chapter, we analyse the two most frequently used Dutch mathematics textbooks for upper secondary schools in order to determine to what extent the tasks in these textbooks meet the criteria we have set for genuine mathematical modelling: does a modelling task have a modelling purpose, and do the students have to perform characteristic modelling activities? The criterion of having a modelling purpose stems from a modelling course in tertiary education by the last two authors. For the characteristic modelling activities, we used the research of the first two authors. Only a very small percentage of the analysed tasks meets the criteria. So, there is hardly any genuine mathematical modelling in the two textbooks, although it is explicitly mentioned in the formal curriculum.

KW - Genuine mathematical modelling

KW - Dutch secondary mathematics textbooks

KW - Modelling purposes

KW - Characteristic modelling activities

KW - Problem solving and mathematical modelling

KW - Conceptual development and mathematical modelling

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-319-62968-1_42

DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-62968-1_42

M3 - Chapter

SN - 978-3-319-62967-4

T3 - International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling

SP - 503

EP - 514

BT - Mathematical modelling and applications

A2 - Stillman, Gloria Ann

A2 - Blum, Werner

A2 - Kaiser, Gabriele

PB - Springer

CY - Cham

ER -