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Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education


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A partnership between SIAM and COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications), Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education (GAIMME) enables the modeling process to be understood as part of STEM studies and research, and taught as a basic tool for problem solving and logical thinking. GAIMME helps define core competencies to include in student experiences, and provides direction to enhance math modeling education at all levels. A mix of professionals wrote and reviewed to present various levels and perspectives. The GAIMME report is a freely downloadable report from both SIAM and COMAP’s websites.

Writing team:
Karen Bliss
Kathleen Fowler
Ben Galluzzo
Sol Garfunkel
Frank Giordano
Landy Godbold
Heather Gould
Rachel Levy
Jessica Libertini
Mike Long
Joe Malkevitch
Michelle Montgomery
Henry Pollak
Dan Teague
Henk van der Kooij
Rose Zbiek
with suggestions from many reviewers


What is Mathematical Modeling?
Early Grades (K–8)
High School (9–12)

And includes:

Example problems and solutions
Levels of sophistication
Discussion of teacher implementation
Suggestions for assessment

Funded by
with cooperation of NCTM and support from Moody’s Mega Math Challenge for inquiries

Using any parts of this report and need to cite it? How to cite:
GAIMME: Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education, Sol Garfunkel and Michelle Montgomery, editors, COMAP and SIAM, Philadelphia, 2016. View the entire report, available freely online, at

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