This paper describes the author's experiences teaching differential equations with a strong modeling component at a small liberal arts college. The course structure and incorporation of modeling are discussed, as well as challenges and rewards associated with this approach.
Holly Zullo has been teaching mathematics at various small colleges for 21 years. She has always incorporated modeling into her classes wherever possible, and she has worked with hundreds of students in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
Thank you to SIMIODE for providing excellent resources, and to Brian Winkel for encouraging me to write this narrative.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Holly Zullo (2016), "2016-Zullo, Holly - Differential Equations at Westminster College Personal Account," https://simiode.org/resources/2867.