Real-World Problems for Secondary School Mathematics Students

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Real-World Problems for Secondary School Mathematics Students : Case Studies Juergen Maasz and John O’Donoghue, Sense Publishers (2011)

Extrait de la critique de Katherine Safford-Ramus, on 02/25/2012 : « This is not a “how-to” book with sixteen lessons that an instructor can slot into their lesson plans for the week. It is, rather, a thought-provoking text that invites teachers to consider the occasional inclusion of real-world topics into their curriculum and demonstrates examples of ways in which that goal can be achieved. It is a collection of works largely written by authors for whom English is a second language, so there is a slight variation in the writing styles. A minor irritant for me was the occasional illustration in German or Dutch that lacked a translation. That was, however, far outweighed by the breadth of examples that triggered the questions “How can I use this in my classroom ?” and “What situations from the lives of my students could I model mathematically ?” in my role as a mathematics teacher in service courses at my college. None of the authors are George Pólya, yet his spirit lives on in their reports about teaching application-centered mathematics. »

Table of Contents


1. Modelling in Probability and Statistics : Key Ideas and Innovative Examples Manfred Borovcnik and Ramesh Kapadia

2. Problems for the Secondary Mathematics Classrooms on the Topic of Future Energy Issues Astrid Brinkmann and Klaus Brinkmann

3. Coding Theory Tim Brophy

4. Travelling to Mars : A Very Long Journey : Mathematical Modelling in Space Travelling Jean Charpin

5. Modelling the Storage Capacity of 2D Pixel Mosaics Simone Göttlich and Thorsten Sickenberger

6. Mathematics for Problems in the Everyday World Günter Graumann

7. Political Polls and Surveys : The Statistics Behind the Headlines Ailish Hannigan

8. Correlations between Reality and Modelling : “Dirk Nowitzki Playing for Dallas in the NBA (U.S.A.)” Herbert Henning and Benjamin John

9. Exploring the Final Frontier : Using Space Related Problems to Assist in the Teaching of Mathematics Patrick Johnson

10. What are the Odds ? Patrick Johnson and John O’Donoghue

11. Models for Logistic Growth Processes (e.g. Fish Population in a Pond, Number of Mobile Phones within a Given Population) Astrid Kubicek

12. Teaching Aspects of School Geometry Using the Popular Games Rugby and Snooker Jim Leahy

13. Increasing Turnover ? Streamlining Working Conditions ? A Possible Way to Optimize Production Processes as a Topic in Mathematics Lessons Juergen Maasz

14. Mathematics and Eggs : Does this Topic Make Sense in Education ? Juergen Maasz and Hans-Stefan Siller

15. Digital Images : Filters and Edge Detection Thomas Schiller

16. Modelling and Technology : Modelling in Mathematics Education Meets New Challenges Hans-Stefan Siller

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Mis en ligne le 30 mars 2012 par Charlotte BOUCKAERT