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Understanding segregation : upper secondary school student’s work with the schelling model: Mathematics Education and Society, Hyderabad, India, 28th January - 2nd February, 2019

Sumpter, Lovisa, Tsvetkova, Milena and Sumpter, David (2019) Understanding segregation : upper secondary school student’s work with the schelling model: Mathematics Education and Society, Hyderabad, India, 28th January - 2nd February, 2019. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: NV - 10 2019-10-16T15:13:32.883+02:00
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 10:39
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102650

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