@article{9/3/373.castillo,
author = {Castillo-Garsow, Carlos W.},
title = {Mathematical Modeling and the Nature of Problem Solving},
journal = {Constructivist Foundations},
volume = {9},
number = {3},
pages = {373-375},
year = {2014},
URL = {http://constructivist.info/9/3/373.castillo},
abstract = {Open peer commentary on the article “Examining the Role of Re-Presentation in Mathematical Problem Solving: An Application of Ernst von Glasersfeld’s Conceptual Analysis” by Victor V. Cifarelli & Volkan Sevim. Upshot: Problem solving is an enormous field of study, where so-called “problems” can end up having very little in common. One of the least studied categories of problems is open-ended mathematical modeling research. Cifarelli and Sevim’s framework - although not developed for this purpose - may be a useful lens for studying the development of mathematical modelers and researchers in applied mathematics.}
}