GMU IMMERSION Team Present at the 1st SIAM Education Conference


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Saturday, October 1

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