How Can Mathematical Modeling Facilitate Mathematical Inquiries? Focusing on the Abductive Nature of Modeling
JinHyeong Park 1, Kyeong-Hwa Lee 2 *
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1 Gongju National University of Education, Korea2 Seoul National University, Korea* Corresponding Author


The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature of mathematical modeling and identify characteristics of mathematical inquiries triggered by mathematical modeling. We investigated three cases of mathematical inquiries facilitated by mathematical modeling. As a result of this study, we revealed the abductive nature of mathematical modeling. We also determined that mathematical inquiries triggered by mathematical modeling have abductive, recursive, analogical, and context-dependent aspects.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2018, Article No: em1587

Publication date: 25 Jun 2018

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