
1012SSublimationCarbonDioxide
03 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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...

1011SKinetics
03 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We help students see the connection between college level chemistry course work and their differential equations coursework. We do this through modeling kinetics, or rates of chemical reaction. We offer many opportunities to model these chemical reactions with data, some of which comes from...

1045STimeOfDeath
02 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Students are asked to determine the time of death given both environmental temperature situations and two observations of body temperature under several different circumstances.

1040SOutcomeSavings
02 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We ask students to build a model for a savings account and to determine the monthly deposit in a savings account in order meet a long term savings goal.

1031SCoolIt
02 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We offer data on the temperature of water in a beaker which resides in a room of constant temperature and also in an environment of nonconstant temperature. Students are encouraged to consider both empirical and analytic modeling approaches. We offer additional data sets in Excel spreadsheets...

1009SICUSpread
02 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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.

1060SSalesMarketing
01 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We lead students through the development of a sales forecasting model based on marketing principles first espoused by F. M. Bass in 1969. We offer definitions, assumptions, model equations, differential equations, and data on sales over 15 year periods against which models may be tested.

1030SIntraocularGasBubbles
01 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION We have placed in Supporting Docs both Student and Teacher Version (LaTeX and PDF Versions) with a Spanish LaTeX Class file, SIMIODESPANISH.cls. Names will be xySTitleStudentVersionSpanish and xyTTitleTeacherVersionSpanish

1007SAntTunnelBuilding
31 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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...

1006SFinancingSavingsAndLoans
31 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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...

1005BSChemDataCollection
30 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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...

2009Winkel, Brian  Population Modeling with M and M's
30 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
From Population modelling with M&M's, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40(4): 554 — 558. (2009)Several activities in which population dynamics can be modeled by tossing M&M’s® candy are presented. Physical activities...

1004SMicroorganismImmigration
30 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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.

1001SMandMDeathAndImmigration
30 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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...

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

1002STossing
11 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
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 ...