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Mathematical modeling can perhaps be best defined as “the process of scientific inquiry” for mathematics. This is obviously a comfortable mode for teachers of science, but is rarely seen in the mathematics classrooms of today. This paper explores the possibilities of using interactive web pages to help facilitate an understanding of practical applications based mathematics. Because the scientific process is emphasized as the general operating framework, situations where students can hypothesize and experiment, and create data tables are most valuable. Special emphasis is placed on the fact that students and teachers both need to re-conceptualize effective mathematics instruction in order to really embrace a modeling approach.


Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N. F. (2000). Using web pages to teach mathematical modeling: Some ideas and suggestions. In Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference. San Diego, CA. © Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Used by permission.

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