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Fermi Problems in Primary Mathematics Classrooms: Fostering Children's Mathematical Modelling Processes
PeterKoop explains how children in some German classrooms developed problem solving processes through working on challenging open style problems.

Complex Modelling in the Primary/Middle School Years
"...Modelling, in its various forms, can develop and broaden childrenâ€™s mathematical and scientific thinking beyond the standard curriculum", Lyn D. English

A Framework for Success in Implementing Mathematical Modelling in the Secondary Classroom
Gloria Stillman, University of Melbourne, Jill Brown Australian Catholic University, Peter Galbraith University of Queensland, Ian Edwards, Luther College
A framework to support successful implementation of mathematical modelling in the secondary classroom ...can be used by teachers, researchers, and curriculum designers to design tasks... 
PISA 2015 draft Mathematics Framework
The PISA 2015 draft mathematics framework explains the theoretical underpinnings of the PISA mathematics assessment, including the formal definition of mathematical literacy continued from 2012, the mathematical processes which students undertake when using mathematical literacy and the fundamental mathematical capabilities which underlie those processesâ€¦