The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #11/2005

A global survey of international perspectives on modeling in mathematics education

Gabriele Kaiser
University of Hamburg, Germany

Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana, USA


In this article we survey the current debate in mathematical modeling and describe different perspectives on this debate. We relate these perspectives with earlier perspectives and show similarities and differences between these different approaches.

Keywords: Hans Freudenthal; international trends; mathematical modeling; pragmatism; teaching and learning; scientific-humanism; theoretical frameworks in modeling

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Pre-print of: Pre-print of Kaiser, G., and Sriraman, B. (2006). A global survey of international perspectives on modelling in mathematics education. Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik, 38(3),

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