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Examples and Experiences in Teaching a Modeling-Based Differential Equations Course

Category: Workshop

Description:  This workshop will give participants an opportunity to actively experience what it is like to learn and teach in a modeling-based differential equations environment. We will do this with engaging learning examples, situations in which modeling gives rise to mathematics, and examples of approaches taken by colleagues who have taught this way. The rich Modeling Scenarios from the SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations community at will serve as examples and working opportunities.

The examples offered will involve participants generating and collecting data through experiments, building a mathematical model, estimating parameters, validating the model, and creating the need for learning more about differential equations as a direct result of the modeling activity. The collegial narratives which demonstrate the effectiveness of using modeling to motivate the study of differential equations will be taken from a number of different school settings. Workshop participants will leave with a wealth of examples they can use to use a modeling-based approach in their own teaching of differential equations.

Organizers:  Rosemary Farley, Manhattan College; Therese Shelton, Southwestern University; Patrice Tiffany, Manhattan College; and Brian Winkel, SIMIODE

Registration details will  be found at .


When: Thursday 27 July, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm EDT
Where: MathFest 2017, Chicago IL, Friday, 1:00 – 2:20 p.m., Boulevard A, Hilton Hotel
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  2. modeling
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