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Call for Papers: Contributed Paper Session - Modeling-Based Teaching and Learning in Differential Equations Courses

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Call for Papers: Contributed Paper Session at MAA MathFest 2018

Modeling-Based Teaching and Learning in Differential Equations Courses

Description: This session features talks centered around modeling-based teaching and learning in differential equations courses. Presentations may include descriptions of modeling-based scenarios developed for these courses as well as shared experiences of using modeling in a course, from a one-time project to redesigning an entire course. We welcome speakers who are just beginning to use this method along with those with more  experience. We are particularly interested in talks which feature real data (either collected or taken from the literature) and a full modeling process for students, i.e. stating assumptions, making identifications, creating a differential equation model, developing solution strategies, performing parameter estimations, rendering model validation, iterating this process, and communicating the results. Some evidence of the success of individual approaches should be offered

Organizers: Brian Winkel, Director SIMIODE; Lisa Driskell, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Colorado Mesa University; and Audrey Malagon, Batten Associate Professor of Mathematics, Virginia Wesleyan University

To submit an abstract for MAA MathFest 2018, go to and follow the instructions found there. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged.

The Mathematical Association of America will hold its ninety-sixth summer meeting in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado, August 1 – 4, 2018. Full information regarding the program will appear in the April/May issue of MAA FOCUS and much of the program is already available online at The purpose of this announcement is to alert participants to the themes of contributed paper sessions. MathFest participants are invited to submit abstracts of papers consistent with the themes of the sessions described below.

Presentations in the contributed paper sessions are normally 15 minutes in length. Each participant may make at most one presentation in a contributed paper sessions. If your paper cannot be accommodated in the session for which it was submitted, it will automatically be considered for the MAA poster session.


When: Wednesday 01 August, 2018 10:00 am MDT - Saturday 04 August, 2018 7:00 pm MDT
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