
1001SMandMDeathAndImmigration
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Students build a mathematical model, collect data, estimate parameters, and compare their model prediction with their actual data. There is a video of one run of the main simulation in...

1001SMandMDeathAndImmigration
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Students build a mathematical model, collect data, estimate parameters, and compare their model prediction with their actual data. There is a video of one run of the main simulation in...

1001BSMAndMDeathImmigrationMystery
27 Jun 2016  Modeling Scenarios
We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Each student conducts an experiment with an immigration rate unique to that student  of that student's choice. Collected data on generation or iteration and population is then...

1001BSMAndMDeathImmigrationMystery
27 Jun 2016  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Each student conducts an experiment with an immigration rate unique to that student  of that student's choice. Collected data on generation or iteration and population is then...

1001cSPopulationDecayThenSome
18 Jun 2019  Modeling Scenarios
This is an adaption of Modeling Scenario 1001SMandMDeathAndImmigration in which death and immigration of m&m's is replaced by check outs and arrivals in a hotel and makes specific use of MatLab coding.

1001dSHotelPopulationDecay
03 Jul 2019  Modeling Scenarios
We offer students an opportunity to create a simulation model a hotel population with clients checking in and checking out according to two different disciplines as well as a number of different starting populations in the hotel.

1001dSHotelPopulationDecay
03 Jul 2019  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We offer students an opportunity to create a simulation model a hotel population with clients checking in and checking out according to two different disciplines as well as a number of different starting populations in the hotel.

1002STossing
11 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We offer students simulation experience or data from a simulation and ask them to model the simulation using several approaches, to include exponential decay fit, difference equation, and differential equation.We add a Hand Out Working Version which can be used in class authored by Rachel ...

1003SCollegeSavings
12 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios
We present a modeling opportunity for students in which they have to plan and model for saving for a child's complete college education.

1003SCollegeSavings
12 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We present a modeling opportunity for students in which they have to plan and model for saving for a child's complete college education.

1003STextIntroNumericalMethods
10 Jan 2019  Technique Narratives
We ask students to develop two numerical methods for solving first order differential equations geometrically and to compute numeric solutions and compare them to the analytic solutions for a number of different step sizes.

1003STextIntroNumericalMethods
10 Jan 2019  Technique Narratives  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We ask students to develop two numerical methods for solving first order differential equations geometrically and to compute numeric solutions and compare them to the analytic solutions for a number of different step sizes.

1004SMicroorganismImmigration
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios
We present a modeling opportunity for population death with nonconstant immigration and suggest the use of both discrete and continuous models with a comparison of results.

1004SMicroorganismImmigration
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We present a modeling opportunity for population death with nonconstant immigration and suggest the use of both discrete and continuous models with a comparison of results.

1005SOilSlick
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios
We describe a modeling activity for students in which modeling with difference and differential equations is appropriate. We have used this model in our coursework for years and have found that it enlightens students as to the model building process and parameter estimation for a ...

1005ASOilSlick
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios

1005BSChemDataCollection
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We present a situation in which a chemistry graduate student is assigned the task of collecting data on a chemical reaction and does a poor job of collecting the data. Indeed, he only collects the data at the start and end of a number of three minute intervals and does not keep track of...

1006SFinancingSavingsAndLoans
31 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We describe two situations (Pa) one in which we are saving for a purpose and (2) one in which we are borrowing for a purpose. In the first case we ask for discrete and continuous model of the situation and in the second case we ask that the results of the model be used to examine some...

1007SAntTunnelBuilding
31 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We pose the prospect of modeling just how long an ant takes to build a tunnel. With a bit of guidance students produce a model for the time it takes to build a tunnel of length x into the side of a damp sandy hill. SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION We have placed in Supporting Docs both...

1009SICUSpread
02 Jun 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini
We offer students the opportunity to model the percentage of voluntary nonprofit hospitals in the United States with Intensive Care Units during the period of 19581974.