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1. 27 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

There are three videos associated with this Modeling Scenario and all are available on SIMIODE YouTube Channel: Capture-3 YouTube Version SlowMoCapture-1 YouTube Version SlowMoCapture-2 YouTubeVersion and as streaming videos or down loads in this Modeling Scenario under the Supporting Docs Tab...

2. 26 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jonathan Paynter, George Hughbanks

3. 26 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jonathan Paynter, George Hughbanks

These three exercises offer students a chance to solidify their understanding of modeling with second order ordinary differential equations (ODEs), how they might incorporate a spring-mass system into a larger model, and how they can use the model to help determine the results of a dynamical...

4. 24 Feb 2016 | Technique Narratives | Contributor(s): Sania Qureshi

We present a way of introducing the Laplace Transform as the continuous analogue of a power series expression of a function.

5. 22 Feb 2016 | Articles and Publications | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

We offer a student posting at the Differential Equations and Fourier Series group found on FaceBook to illustrate the different technologies in use.  We believe what follows illustrates the different technologies faculty and students can use and their preferences for many different reasons....

6. 18 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Lydia Kennedy

7. 18 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Lydia Kennedy

Students will use Excel to observe qualitative behavior in a simulation of a predator-prey model, with blue whales and krill as the predator and prey populations, respectively.  Students are asked to explain terms in the system of differential equations, compute population values using...

8. 16 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

9. 16 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

A simple drug administration situation is modeled with only two observations.

10. 10 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Timothy Pennings

As captain of a barge, you need to determine how fast to transport your barge up river against the current in order to minimize the expended energy. Since expended energy is proportional to the force, and since the force is proportional to the speed, traveling too fast is inefficient. However,...

11. 10 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Timothy Pennings

12. 09 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Chris McCarthy

13. 09 Feb 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Chris McCarthy

We develop a mathematical model of a death and immigration process using m&m's as a stochastic process with the help of probability generating functions.

14. 04 Feb 2016 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

A presentation, SIMIODE - Building a Learning Community to Teach Modeling-First Differential Equations  - A CONVERSATION,  by Dr. Brian Winkel, Director SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA at Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls OR USA on 21 January 2016.

15. 04 Feb 2016 | Presentations | Contributor(s): John Thoo

Teaching Differential Equations the SIMIODE Way, a presentation by John B. Thoo, Yuba College, Marysville CA at the Contributed Paper Session: The Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations 2016 AMS-MAA JMM, Seattle WA USA.

16. 04 Feb 2016 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Sullivan, Elizabeth Carlson

A Presentation by Dr. Eric Sullivan (Teacher) and Elizabeth Sullivan (Student) from Carroll College, Helena MT USA describing how differential equations is taught in a modeling first manner.

17. 03 Feb 2016 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

Talk given by Brian Winkel, Director of SIMIODE, at Joint Mathematics Meetings 2016 at the Contributed Paper Session:  Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations, 9:00 AM Friday, 8 January 2016, Washington State Convention Center, Rm 617

18. 24 Jan 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Rachel Bayless, Nathan Pennington

19. 24 Jan 2016 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Rachel Bayless, Nathan Pennington

This activity is structured as a letter from a company seeking assistance with a mathematical problem. The students will act as professional mathematical consultants and write a report analyzing the client's problem. The client company is a fictional organization which advocates for the use...

20. 24 Dec 2015 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Eric Sullivan, Elizabeth Carlson

This activity gives students a chance to build the underlying differential equation and/or difference equation for a mixing problem using tangible objects (fish) and a student-designed restocking and fishing plan in a lake.  The mixture is of two species of fish, one being the current sole...