Teaching Modeling Guidelines

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education 

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 to be taught as a basic tool for problem solving and logical thinking. GAIMME helps define core competencies to include in student experiences, suggests assessment methods, and provides direction to enhance math modeling education at all levels. A mix of professionals were involved in writing and reviewing the report to ensure that a variety of levels and perspectives are presented. GAIMME is freely downloadable from both the SIAM and COMAP (Consortia for Mathematics and its Applications) websites.

For Viewing Online (full color/ink saturation) [1MB, PDF]

For Download and Printing (mostly black and white/less ink saturation) [1MB, PDF]

Rubric Printout [100KB, PDF]

Powerpoint Template[1MB]

Print copies are available, in color and as a bound book, at $20 each – to cover the cost of printing and shipping.

Writing team: 
Karen Bliss, Virginia Military Institute
Kathleen Fowler, Clarkson Univeristy
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University
Sol Garfunkel, COMAP
Frank Giordano, Naval Postgraduate School
Landy Godbold, The Westminster School of Atlanta
Heather Gould, Vassar College
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Jessica Libertini, Virginia Military Institute
Mike Long, Howard Community College
Joe Malkevitch, York College, City University of New York (CUNY)
Michelle Montgomery, SIAM
Henry Pollak, Columbia Teachers College
Dan Teague, North Carolina High School for Science and Mathematics
Henk van der Kooij, Utrecht University, Freudenthal Institute 
Rose Zbiek, The Pennsylvania State University
with suggestions from many reviewers


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


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

Funded by
with cooperation of NCTM
GAIMME@siam.org for inquiries