Mathematical modelling in science and mathematics education

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Scientific research involves mathematical modelling in the context of an interactive balance between theory experiment and computation However computational methods and tools are still far from being appropriately integrated in the high school and university curricula in science and mathematics In this paper it is discussed the relevance of mathematical modelling and illustrated how a computer modelling tool (Modellus a free tool available on the Internet and developed at FCTUNL) can be used to embed modelling in high school and undergraduate courses Modellus allows students to create and explore mathematical models using functions differential and iterative equations and visualize the behaviour of mathematical objects
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Pages (from-to)8-10
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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