
1001SMandMDeathAndImmigration
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
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): Karen Bliss
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  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
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): Karen Bliss
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.

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

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): Karen Bliss
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 ...

1005SOilSlick
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
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 ...

1005ASChemDataCollection
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
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, she only collects the data at the start and end of a number of ten minute intervals and does not keep track of when...

1005ASOilSlick
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios

1005ASOilSlick
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

1005BSChemDataCollection
30 May 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
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): Karen Bliss
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): Karen Bliss
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...

1012SSublimationCarbonDioxide
03 Jun 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We offer data on the sublimation of dry ice (carbon dioxide) with data collected in a classroom setting so that students can model the rate of change in the mass of a small solid carbon dioxide block with a differential equation model, solve the differential equation, estimate the parameters in...

1013SSleuthing
03 Jun 2015  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We present several situations in which differential equation models serve to aid in sleuthing and general investigations. One involves initial speed given information about constant deceleration and distance to stop in traffic incident; one involves modeling a steel ball launched vertically and...

1024SMalariaControl
06 May 2016  Modeling Scenarios
This project offers students a chance to make policy recommendations based on the analysis of models using both linear (exponential decay) and nonlinear (logistic growth) differential equations. The scenario is based on the deployment of the United States Army's 62nd Engineer Battalion to...