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Mathematical problem solving, modelling, applications, and links to other subjects
The paper will consist of three parts. In part I we shall present some background considerations which are necessary as a basis for what follows. We shall try to clarify some basic concepts and notions, and we shall collect the most important arguments (and related goals) in favour of problem solving, modelling and applications to other subjects in mathematics instruction. In the main part II we shall review the present state, recent trends, and prospective lines of development, both in empirical or theoretical ...
Untersuchungen zur Förderung von Zielen des Mathematikunterrichts durch Anwendungen
(W. Dörfer (Hrsg.), 1985)
Theme group 6: Mathematics and other subjects
(Hirst, Ann (Hrsg.), 1988)
Warum haben nicht-triviale Lösungen von f' = f keine Nullstellen?
(H. Kautschitsch [Hrsg.], 1989)
The problem of the graphic artist
(Blum, Werner (Hrsg.), 1989)
'The problem of the graphic artist' is a small example of applying elementary mathematics (divisibility of natural numbers) to a real problem which we ourselves have actually experienced. It deals with the possibilities for partitioning a sheet of paper into strips. In this contribution we report on a teaching unit in grade 6 as well as on informal tests with students in school and university. Finally we analyse this example methodologically, summarise our observations with pupils and students, and draw some ...