MATH MODELING
Sharing some resources developed by our team when implementing Math Modeling Tasks in Elementary Grades!
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2017 VAMSC ppt and vertical map of SOL
Our Living Lesson PlansMathematical Modeling Pathways
Math Modeling processes  Our Living Lesson PlansMathematical Modeling Pathway 
Posing a Problem
Evaluating and Revising the Model

Edible Garden
Traffic Jam Planning a Party Touring the City Food for Thought 
Our IMMERSION Year 2 groups are off implementing Math Modeling Tasks in Elementary Grades! Mathematical modeling is a process that uses mathematics to represent, analyze, make predictions or otherwise provide insight into realworld phenomena. Most short definitions we find emphasize this most important aspect, namely the relation between modeling and the world around us. – Using the language of mathematics to quantify realworld phenomena and analyze behaviors. – Using math to explore and develop our understanding of real world problems. – An iterative problem solving process in which mathematics is used to investigate and develop deeper understanding. (Gaimme report, p.8) Math Modeling tasks use math to make decisions! Some of the types of modeling problems that we have had success in elementary grades include: Predictive models: Using trends and data analysis to predict an outcome Optimizing models: Using data to find the “best” by optimizing or in some cases minimizing some situation. Rating and ranking: Using criteria and mathematical measures as a way to rate and rank options to make decision.
