Modeling for Mathematics


“Students too often view what happens in the math classroom as completely removed from and irrelevant to the real world. Modeling bridges this gap.”
—Nancy Butler Wolf

Read a sample from Modeling with Mathematics by Nancy Butler Wolf. In it, Nancy looks at what mathematical modeling actually is, where it fits in our classrooms, and why it is so beneficial for our students. This sample, which includes the foreword and chapter 1, explores:

  • the shifting landscape in math education and how modeling supports the kind of problem solving and critical thinking students are expected to do
  • the five stages of modeling—and tips for implementing them in your classroom
  • how modeling builds student engagement and helps them develop a positive attitude toward math.