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AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations – High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Institution

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We are pleased to announce an AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations – High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Institution at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2018 in San Diego CA.

The session runs morning and afternoon, 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM and 2:15 PM - 6:05 PM on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 and is organized by (1) Corban Harwood, Mathematics, George Fox University, Newberg OR USA, (2) William Skerbitz, Mathematics, Wayzata High School, Plymouth MN USA, (3) Dina Yagodich, Mathematics, Frederick, Community College, Frederick MD USA, and (4) Brian Winkel, SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA.

GO here for information about the JMM 2018 and find information on how to submit an abstract for this session here.

This session will give colleagues who have used modeling to motivate differential equations an opportunity to share their experiences, models, and results. Differential equations form a pivotal STEM course and this course is  taught in high schools, two-year colleges, and four-year institutions by faculty with many different backgrounds and dispositions.  Often, goals for the course and the down course clients for the course differ.  In an effort to engage students and invigorate the course by basing it on the original intent of differential equations, namely understanding change, modeling is employed to introduce and motivate the study of the mathematics as well as confirm its applicability. This offers students rich motivational support for continuing in their mathematical studies at a crucial time in their young careers.

Presenters will discuss the value of modeling to them as teachers and to their students as learners. Both pedagogical and technical details will be presented. Issues will include finding material to support this approach; taking first steps as a teacher; design of data collection experiences; engaging and working with students; contributing materials to the community; communicating the importance of motivating applications to students and colleagues; faculty development; and  collaboration and pedagogical research.

When: Wednesday 10 January, 2018, 8:00 am - 6:05 pm PST
Where: San Diego CA USA
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