Single solution, multiple perspectives

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This article reviews a model-eliciting activity, with a single-numerical answer, implemented in a calculus class at the university level. A closer look at students' solutions reveals multiple perspectives in solving the problem, perspectives that present students' conceptual and representational systems. Most model-eliciting activities allow for multiple responses, and consequently multiple approaches. This article presents the wide variety of modeling perspectives, even though the activity has a single numerical answer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling Students' Mathematical Modeling Competencies
Subtitle of host publicationICTMA 13
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781441905604
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


  • Calculator
  • Calculus
  • College students
  • Concept/Conceptual
  • Games
  • Middle school
  • Model eliciting activity
  • Models and modeling perspectives
  • System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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