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“Mathematical modeling is the process of using mathematics to study a question from outside the field of mathematics. A mathematical model is a representation of a particular phenomenon using structures such as graphs, equations, or algorithms. These models, in turn, produce new understandings about the original settings of interest and help students (and researchers) answer the questions that they have posed.”
Examples of questions that use mathematical modeling:
from Mathematical Modeling:Teaching the Open-ended Application of Mathematics by Joshua Paul Abrams