|MathFest 2018 Happenings - SCUDEM Gathering and SIMIODE Minicourse|
MAA MathFest, Denver CO USA, 1-4 August 2018
We invite you to join us as we share the news of past Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling (SCUDEM) and learn about the upcoming SCUDEM III 2018 event on 27 October 2018. Registration for SCUDEM III 2018 will open on 1 August 2018. The opportunity for becoming a local site host coordinator will still exist as well.
Come and share the joy in engaging students in modeling with differential equations in a supportive, friendly, and fun competition while also offering a faculty development workshop during Competition Saturday at each SCUDEM.
Description: This minicourse offers experienced guidance and hundreds of rich sources for initiating, designing, and building materials for teaching differential equations using mathematical models from a wide variety of cognate disciplines. We offer this minicourse in support of colleagues who wish to create teaching materials for teaching differential equations though modeling. The leadership team of accomplished authors will discuss how they prepare and produce modeling scenarios and then help participants focus on projects of their own creation. We will share many sources for constructing teaching materials, point to immediate possibilities available to participants, and help them gain confidence in their ability to compose their own modeling scenarios. Through active, hands-on, small group work participating faculty will experience using modeling to teach differential equations from day one as but one example of the kind of material they can produce.
Sponsor: Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (SIMIODE)