## Mathematical Modeling

Okay, so this is one that has been bugging me. As the Common Core starts to get underway, I have seen a lot of activities (mostly at the grade school level but some High School as Well) that claim to be addressing the Mathematical Practice of Mathematical Modeling.
Most of these look something like folding some paper, playing with m&m's, or some other food based manipulative and/or drawing pictures so students can see the math. These activities are great for students to be able to see and feel the math they are working with. However, this is not addressing the Mathematical Modeling standard of the Mathematical Practices. Okay, so this is one that has been bugging me. As the Common Core starts to get underway, I have seen a lot of activities (mostly at the grade school level but some High School as Well) that claim to … read more