Models are very useful for communicating ideas about objects, events, and processes. When using a model to communicate about something, it is important to keep in mind how it is different from the thing being modeled.
For Grades: 6-8
Learning Goal 1
Models are often used to think about processes that happen too slowly, too quickly, or on too small a scale to observe directly. They are also used for processes that are too vast, too complex, or too dangerous to study.
Learning Goal 2
Mathematical models can be displayed on a computer and then modified to see what happens.