Mathematical modeling is a complex process that requires students to have different competencies in different areas of mathematics as well as knowledge related to the real-life situations. Beginner modelers often encounter difficulties related to the three phases of modeling process namely building real model, building mathematical model, and solving a problem. In this study, based on the mathematization process that focuses on predicting mathematically useful strategies by Niss (2010), we have adapted the questionnaire of Stillman et al. (2015) to serve as a scaffolding, to help beginners become familiar with modeling, as well as to orient, formulate and implement strategies for building real models, mathematical models, and problem solving. Initial results of the study show that the strategies has helped students gradually make progress in creatinging real models, mathematical models and solving problems, shortening the familiarization time as well as forming modeling capacity.
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