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Understanding Segregation: Upper Secondary School Student’s Work with the Schelling Model
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9742-8908
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference / [ed] Jayasree Subramanian, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There are few research studies focusing on how humans can better understand segregation using mathematical models. In this paper, we explore how upper secondary school students work with the Schelling model using a computer game that was purposely designed for this study. The students were then allowed to run the model themselves. The results show that it was difficult to anticipate the degree to which segregation is generated within the model. The students mainly gave two types of explanations for the results. The first one was based on human psychology and the other was based on the mathematical principle that underlie the utility function of the model. The results are discussed from a perspective that illustrates the complexity of the subject, rather than as a measure of the teaching intervention.

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2019.
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Mathematics education and society, ISSN 2077-9933 ; 10
Keywords [en]
segregation, upper secondary, schelling model
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Mathematics Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-172788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-172788DiVA, id: diva2:1349876
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Mathematics Education and Society, Hyderabad, India, 28th January - 2nd February, 2019
Available from: 2019-09-10 Created: 2019-09-10 Last updated: 2019-10-16Bibliographically approved

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