### Saturday, October 1

## MS12

Implementing Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Grades and Beyond

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

*Room: Assembly E – Fifth Level*

Mathematical modeling is an important topic of study and mathematical practice in the newly adopted Common Core State Standards in grades K-12. This symposium will engage the SIAM audience in considering ways in which early introduction to mathematical modeling can promote computational thinking. Brief presentations from a team of mathematicians, math educators, teachers and undergraduate STEM scholars will demonstrate how they collaborated on Mathematical Modeling tasks in the early grades. They will share case studies of how MM enhanced the teaching and learning of mathematics by bringing in the real world context to students and enriched the learning environment.

**Organizer:** **Jennifer M. Suh**

*George Mason University, USA*

**Padmanabhan Seshaiyer**

*George Mason University, USA*

**9:30-9:55 Mathematical Modeling with Inservice Teacher Education**abstract*Spencer Jamieson*, Fairfax County Public School, USA; Jennifer M. Suh and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, USA**10:00-10:25 Teachers Roles in Promoting Mathematical Modeling in the Classroom**abstract*MaryAnne Rossbach*, Fairfax County Public School, USA; Kathleen Matson, George Mason University, USA**10:30-10:55 Undergraduate Stem Scholars Inspiring Young Math Modelers**abstract*Kathleen McClane*, George Mason University, USA; Liz Taylor, Fairfax County Public School, USA**11:00-11:25 Mathematical Modeling to Promote 21st Century Skills and Computational Thinking**abstract*Jennifer M. Suh*and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, USA