To Be Presented in the 11th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
December 12-16, 2006, Hong Kong SAR, China

Modeling in Middle and High School Mathematics

Zhonghong Jiang
New York University


This article is to illustrate the rationale and ideas of developing mathematical modeling oriented instructional materials to improve middle and high school studentsˇ¦ mathematics learning. The materials will consist of two sets of interrelated modulesˇXInstructional Modules for Middle and High School Students (M-S) and Professional Development Modules (M-PD) for their teachers. These modules will meet the following criteria: using rich problemsolving tasks to reinforce and expand studentsˇ¦ understanding of root concepts in algebra and geometry, having the potential to integrate required curriculum topics in a more coherent manner, emphasizing real-world mathematics and the use of technology, and being appropriate for a diverse group of students and teachers.

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