In order to teach modeling well, we need to understand what it is. The GAIMME Report stresses that modeling is a process, but historically, this topic was often presented as a library of models. In this article, we will explore some of the discussion around the definition of mathematical modeling and the evolution of the term through the framework of a popular meme:
• Tired: Math Modeling is a noun.
• Wired: Math Modeling is a verb.
• Inspired: Math Modeling is a mindset!