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  1. Blank shop offers many possibilities

    DEMARC and MINDE Workshops We have been busy at SIMIODE with hosting two National Science Foundation funded workshops in July for (1) Developers of materials to be published in SIMIODE - DEMARC for Differential Equations Model and Resource Creators,  and (2) Practitioners who wish to...

  2. Wish I Didn't Know Now What I Didn't Know Then

    We were in a "saloon" restaurant in Grand Marais MI USA recently when the juke box started to play a song whose refrain and title were "Wish I Didn't Know Now What I Didn't Know Then." It was sung by the country western singer-songwriter Toby Keith. The song refers...

  3. Women abound in mathematics . . no bounds

    Years ago in the mid 1970's I had a remarkable young woman in my calculus class. There were not that many women in calculus classes then. She told me that she chose mathematics because, “No one expected anything of me.” She was a breath of fresh air, arriving on the first...

  4. 2019 MERLOT Mathematics Classics Award for SIMIODE

    We were pleased to get notice that SIMIODE was the winner of the 2019 MERLOT Mathematics Classics Award. The MERLOT Mathematics Editorial Board has this to say about the Learning Material: SIMIODE has a vast collection of materials in differential equations including reading materials,...

  5. Remaking Education - Long View, but Starting Now

    Norman’s Notes On 1 April 2019 Norman L. Fortenberry, ASEE Executive Director (ASEE is American Society for Engineering Education) sent out under his title "Norman's Notes" the following message. I highlight sections I believe are particularly pertinent to our work in...

  6. High School Does Not Have to Be Boring

    In a 30 March 2019 New York Times Opinion piece entitled, "High School Does Not Have to Be Boring," Jal Mehta, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sarah Fine, who runs a teacher preparation program at the High Tech High Graduate School of...

  7. Trust, Modeling, Curiosity, and Learning

    In the current issue of The New Yorker (4 Mar 2019 on page 57) there is a cartoon of a man and a woman looking down at their baby who is sound asleep in a crib. They say to each other "Should we wake her before she wakes us?" They have trust that the child will awake. Indeed, they are...

  8. Time lag in journal publication

    Just a short thought or should I say a long thought in a short form or should I say  a short thought in a short form or should I stop this and just say! A recent correspondence with a colleague pointed out the 2 to 3 year lag from submission to publication of an article in a very good MAA...

  9. I learn by going . . .

    At our SIMIODE Staff Meeting Friday held at SIMIODE World Headquarters (the dining room table at our home in Cornwall NY USA) I had shared with SIMIODE’s two technical directors, Leigh Noble and Mark Tourtellott, some fortune cookies I had not opened from a previous take out meal as a...

  10. Students making up the questions

    In our ever creative (we try!) growth process at SIMIODE we are working on thinking of our SIMIODE community as a "Community of Practice," in which we all draw energy and ideas, as well as practices, from each other and outside resources. SIMIODE's two Technical Directors, Mark...