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  1. 1-084-T-GoingViral

    31 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    Students employ randomization in order to create a simulation of the spread of a viral disease in a population (the classroom).  Students then use qualitative analysis of the expected behavior of the virus to devise a logistic differential equation.  Finally, students solve the...

  2. 1-084-S-GoingViral

    31 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    Students employ randomization in order to create a simulation of the spread of a viral disease in a population (the classroom).  Students then use qualitative analysis of the expected behavior of the virus to devise a logistic differential equation.  Finally, students solve the...

  3. 1-076-T-ClimateBifurcation

    08 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    In this paper we present (for educational purposes) simple zero and one dimensional models for the mean temperature of the Earth. These models can exhibit bifurcations from the present Earth climate to an ice age or a ``Venus type of climate.'' The models are accompanied by Matlab...

  4. SCUDEM and COMAP MCM/ICM Talk at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    22 Apr 2019 | Competitions-SCUDEM

    Elizabeth Carlson, holder of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln NE USA, gave a talk in the spring 2018 to the mathematics club at her school on Math Modeling Competitions. Enjoy!

  5. 1-109-T-EmployeeAttrition

    25 Mar 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    This scenario models the loss of employees and the employer's attempt to retain them through stock options. It most naturally is solved with a first-order linear decay model with two populations. This is intended for introductory students and is paired well with exponential growth/decay...

  6. AMS Special Session on Using Modeling to Motivate the Study of Differential Equations - JMM 2019, Baltimore MD USA

    20 Jan 2019 | Presentations

    We offer the presentation for  AMS Special Session on Using Modeling to Motivate the Study of Differential Equations, I  in Room 336, BCC, 19 January 2019, 8:00 AM -11:50 AM held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2019, Baltimore MD USAAs we assemble them the presentations are...

  7. 2015-Yrogovchenko-ModelingAlcoholConsumption - PowerPoint

    16 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    Article Review and AnnotationRagovchenko, Yuriy. 2015. Dull, dizzy, or dead: Models of Alcohol Consumption in Undergraduate Teaching. Presented  in Brno NORWAY. 7 December 201. Power Point Presentation.This PowerPoint  presentation has lots of basic data on laws, levels of alcohol, and...

  8. 3-009-T-BallDropInWater

    16 Dec 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    We conduct an analysis of a falling ball in liquid to determine its terminal velocity and to ascertain just what radius ball for a given mass density is necessary to attain a designated terminal velocity.

  9. 1-063-T-ThreeHoleColumn

    15 Dec 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    We consider a column of water with three holes or spigots through which water can exit and ask students to model the height of the column of water over time.

  10. 2004-PhoebusReily-TheParachuteProblem

    09 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    Phoebus, Ronald and Cole Reilly. 2004, Differential Equations and the Parachute Problem. Presentation 10 May 2004.  https://mse.redwoods.edu/darnold/math55/DEproj/sp04/coleron/presentation.pdf .Abstract: The parachute problem is a classical first semester differential equations problem...

  11. 1987-Rodin-Murthy-ComparativeEvalOfMathModelingBooks

    09 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    Murthy, D. N. P. and E. Y. Rodin. 1987. A comparative evaluation of books on mathematical modeling. Mathematical Modeling. 9(1): 17-28.Abstract: In this paper we present a comparative evaluation of books on mathematical modelling that have appeared in the last 1.5 years.While dated this gives...

  12. Secrets of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling

    13 Nov 2018 | Articles and Publications

    Published in 2009, Dr. Kelly Cline, Carroll College, Helena MT USA, discusses his evolving personal strategy for modeling competitions from young student participant to mature faculty coach. Dr. Cline gives many practical hints and "secrets," all based on thoughtful reflection from his...

  13. 1-102-S-CancerGrowth

    29 Jul 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    This scenario guides students in the use of differential equation models to predict cancer growth and optimize treatment outcomes. Several classical models for cancer growth are studied, including exponential, power law, Bertalanffy, logistic, and Gompertz. They examine the behaviors of the...

  14. 1-102-T-CancerGrowth

    29 Jul 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    This scenario guides students in the use of differential equation models to predict cancer growth and optimize treatment outcomes. Several classical models for cancer growth are studied, including exponential, power law, Bertalanffy, logistic, and Gompertz. Students solve first-order...

  15. 6-070-T-BeerBubbles

    24 Apr 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    The goal of this project is to set up and numerically solve a first-order nonlinear ordinary differential equation (ODE) system of three equations in three unknowns that models beer bubbles that form at the bottom of a glass and rise to the top.  The system solution is then used to verify...

  16. Modeling the Opioid Epidemic in the United States

    19 Jan 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    Bill Skerbitz, Wayzata High School, Plymouth MN USA, passed this along as an idea for a Modeling Scenario."When I met with Bev West,  Emerita Ithaca College, Ithaca NY USA, she mentioned that they plan on putting out a special issue of the CODEE journal that is focused on matters of...

  17. Yagodich, Winkel, Skerbitz, Harwood - Panel - Experience with Engaging in Modeling in a Differential

    19 Jan 2018 | Presentations

    Panel - Experience with Engaging in Modeling in a DifferentialBy Dina Yagodich, Frederick Community Colllege;  Brian Winkel, SIMIODE; Bill Skerbitz, Wayzata High School;  Corban Harwood, George Fox University.A panelgiven at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations...

  18. Corban Harwood - Managing Project Logistics in Teaching Differential Equations

    19 Jan 2018 | Presentations

    Managing Project Logistics in Teaching Differential EquationsByCorban Harwood -, George Fox University.A talk given at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations - High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Institution at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego CA, 9-13 January 2018.

  19. Jennifer Czocher - What outcomes might we anticipate from students engaging concurrently with modeling and differential equations content?

    19 Jan 2018 | Presentations

    What outcomes might we anticipate from students engaging concurrently with modeling and differential equations content?ByJennifer Czocher, Texas State University - San Marcos.A talk given at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations - High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year...

  20. Nathan Pennington - Modeling in an Integrated Mathematics and Physics Course

    19 Jan 2018 | Presentations

    Modeling in an Integrated Mathematics and Physics CourseBy Nathan Pennington, Creighton University. A talk given at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations - High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Institution at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego CA, 9-13...