Math Modeling for Undergraduate Students

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), hosts an annual mathematical modeling contest for undergraduate students known as the Mathematical Challenge in Modeling (MCM). A list of problems and results can be found here.

Resources for Undergraduate Students

Rule-of-five Modeling Framework Resources

Carrie Diaz Eaton

Version: 1.0

Modeling framework figure and PPT for how to use: A “Rule-of-Five” Framework for Models and Modeling to Unify Mathematicians and Biologists and Improve Student Learning, published here https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511970.2018.1489318
modeling, calculus, graphs, limits, Activity, Lesson Plan, Modeling Project, Secondary, Primary, Post-secondary, Upper Primary, Middle School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Lower Division, Upper Division, Introduction to Modeling, Algebra, Interpreting Data, Probability & Statistics, Possible Tasks, Equations & Expressions, Variables, Association & Data Fitting, Build
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07.11.2019

State Apportionment Lesson Plans and Task

Jenifer Hummer

Version: 1.0

Three secondary teachers and a mathematics education researcher planned two lessons and revised them through lesson study. The teachers adapted the State Apportionment Task from the Mathematical Modeling Handbook (Sanfratello, 2012).
voting, proportional reasoning, Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Secondary, Primary, Post-secondary, Upper Primary, Grade 5, Middle School, Lower Division, Introduction to Modeling, Measurement, Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Possible Tasks, Accuracy, Compare, Estimate, Evaluate, Infer, Quantify
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03.13.2019

Neighborhood Fences and Gates

Ricardo Cortez, Cynthia Anhalt, Susan Staats, Marta Civil

Version: 1.0

This classroom modeling project targets the competency of proposing functions that meet certain properties and features, which is part of many modeling processes. It is suitable for high school or undergraduate students. Prerequisite: Algebra.
function fitting, cultural context, Activity, High School, Secondary, Post-secondary, Lower Division, Introduction to Modeling, Algebra, Functions, Domain & Range
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06.28.2018

Pain Medication Treatment Modeling Project

Ricardo Cortez

Version: 1.0

This classroom modeling project applies mathematical techniques to solve a problem related to drug dosage patterns. Suitable for high school or undergraduate students. Prerequisite: Calculus I.
Mathematical Biology, calculus, exponential decay, recursion, absorption, elimination, Modeling Project, Secondary, Post-secondary, Lower Division, Introduction to Modeling, Possible Tasks, Build, Compare, Evaluate
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06.14.2018