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JMM 2021 AMS Special Session on Adopt, Adapt, Assign Modeling Activities in Differential Equations

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JMM 2021 AMS Special Session on Adopt, Adapt, Assign Modeling Activities in Differential Equations.

6-9 January 2021. Day, Time, and Place TBD. See JMM Program

Call for Presenters: We will be seeking presenters. Please consider how you could share your own good news and watch out for Submission of Abstracts at JMM 2021 site.


Presenters will share their experience in adopting, adapting, and assigning modeling activities in their differential equations course. This will include materials written by the teacher as well as modeling activities brought to class from other sources, e.g., SIMIODE, CODEE, COMAP, the literature. During the summers of 2018, and 2019 SIMIODE has conducted NSF funded workshops for faculty practitioners who want to incorporate modeling in their differential equations coursework. This session will give these colleagues and others an opportunity to share their story of bringing modeling as a motivator to learning differential equations by their students.

Presenters will discuss their personal rationale for including modeling in their coursework, the issues in gathering and shaping materials for their own teaching efforts, how they integrated modeling into their syllabus – small and big, student reaction and learning, and their personal growth in this process.  Both pedagogical and technical details will be presented with audience reflection on the experience. The intention is to have a discussion of just how one could go about incorporating more modeling in a differential equations course through personal accounts of teachers who have engaged in the process.


Janet Fierson, LaSalle University, Philadelphia PA USA

Jennifer Garbett, Lenoir-Rhyne university, Hickory NC USA 

Therese Shelton, Southwestern University, Georgetown TX USA 

Contact: Brian Winkel, SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA,

When: Wednesday 06 January, 2021 8:00 am EST - Thursday 07 January, 2021 5:00 pm EST
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