The choice and context of authentic problems—such as designing a staircase or a soda can—illustrate the modeling process in several stages.
Dung Tran, email@example.com, formerly a lecturer in the mathematics department at hue University, Vietnam, is a postdoctoral research associate in mathematics education at North carolina state University. he is interested in modeling, statistics education, learning trajectories, and curriculum development.
Barbara J. Dougherty, firstname.lastname@example.org, holds the richard G. Miller endowed chair for Mathematics education at the University of Missouri. her research interests are related to the development of algebraic concepts and skills.