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Nature of Mathematical Modeling Tasks for Secondary Mathematics Preservice Teachers
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
  • Jia He, Utah Valley University
  • Eryn Stehr, Georgia Southern University
  • Hyunyi Jung, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Publication Date
1-1-2017
Publisher
Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Education
Abstract

This study investigated the nature of written modeling tasks reported by instructors of required courses in five secondary mathematics teacher education programs. These tasks were analyzed based on a framework addressing potential cognitive orientation (simple procedures, complex procedures, and rich tasks) and purpose (epistemological, educational, contextual, and socio-critical modeling) of the tasks. Our analysis suggests that most tasks included questions of more than one cognitive orientation and more than half of the tasks were coded as contextual modeling. We also found that tasks that were coded as contextual modeling offered opportunities for future teachers to engage with questions at all levels of cognitive orientation. The nature of several modeling tasks, along with the ideas for refining the current frameworks, are presented for future implications of analyzing and developing modeling tasks.

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Published version. Published as part of the Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017: 937-940. Publisher link. © 2017 The Authors. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Jia He, Eryn Stehr and Hyunyi Jung. "Nature of Mathematical Modeling Tasks for Secondary Mathematics Preservice Teachers" Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2017) ISSN: 978-0-692-96530-6
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hyunyi-jung/20/