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MathFest 2018 Minicourse: Initiating, Designing, Building, and Using Modeling Scenarios for Teaching Differential Equations

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Description:

MAA MathFest 2018, 1 - 4 August 2018, Denver Colorado

Minicourse #1.  Initiating, Designing, Building, and Using Modeling Scenarios for Teaching Differential Equations

Part A.  (2 Aug 2018) Thursday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Tower Court A

Part B.   (3 August 2018) Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Tower Court A

Presenters:  Brian Winkel, SIMIODE; Lisa Driskell, Colorado Mesa University; and Audrey Malagon, Virginia Wesleyan University

Description: This minicourse offers experienced guidance and hundreds of rich sources for initiating, designing, and building materials for teaching differential equations using mathematical models from a wide variety of cognate disciplines. We offer this minicourse in support of colleagues who wish to create teaching materials for teaching differential equations though modeling. The leadership team of accomplished authors will discuss how they prepare and produce modeling scenarios and then help participants focus on projects of their own creation. We will share many sources for constructing teaching materials, point to immediate possibilities available to participants, and help them gain confidence in their ability to compose their own modeling scenarios. Through active, hands-on, small group work participating faculty will experience using modeling to teach differential equations from day one as but one example of the kind of material they can produce.

Sponsor:  Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (SIMIODE)

Registration will be announced by the MAA in MAA FOCUS and online.

When: Thursday 02 August, 2018 3:30 pm MDT - Friday 03 August, 2018 5:30 pm MDT
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