## Resources

###### Applied Filters

##### Resource Type

Modeling Scenario Technique Narrative Potential Scenario Article or Presentation Free Online Textbook General Resource Sample Syllabus Assessment Rubric or Guide SCUDEM EXPO

##### Differential Equation Type

ODE PDE Difference Delay Integral First Second Higher Linear Nonlinear System Constant Coeff Homogeneous Nonhomogeneous Other

##### Technique

Boundary Value Problems Eigen Methods Exact Equations Fourier Series Initial Value Problems Integrating Factor Laplace Transform Linear Algebra Matrices Numerical Methods Parameter Estimation Qualitative Behavior Separable Separation of Variables Series Substitution Methods Theory (general) Undetermined Coefficients Variation of Parameters Other

##### Qualitative Analysis

Equilibrium Stability Attractor Phase Plane Graphical analysis Eigenvalue analysis Parameters Other

##### Application Area

Chemistry Economics Engineering Humanities Life Sciences Mathematics Modeling (general) Physics Social Sciences Other

##### Course

Precalculus Calculus 1 Calculus 2 Calculus 3 (multivariable) Differential Equations Modeling Other

##### Course Level

Introductory Upper Level Graduate High School Other

##### Lesson Length

Portion of one class period One class period Multiple class periods One term (semester or quarter) One year Other

##### Technology

Derive Excel GeoGebra Maple Mathematica MathCad MatLab Octave Python R SAGE Calculator None Other Desmos

##### Approach

Directed Flipped Guided Open-ended Discussion Develop model Other

##### Skills

Data collection Data analysis Programming Statistics Other

##### Key Scientific Process Skills

Reading research papers Reviewing prior research Asking a question Formulating hypotheses Designing/conducting experiments Predicting outcomes Gathering data/making observations Analyzing data Interpreting results/data Displaying/modeling results/data Communicating results Translating into mathematics

##### Assessment Type

Assessment of individual student performance Assessment of student groups/teams Assignment Exam/quiz, in class Exam/quiz, take home Homework Answer clicker-type question(s) Answer essay question(s) Answer fill in the blank question(s) Answer multiple choice question(s) Answer short answer question(s) Answer true/false question(s) Create a concept map Create a diagram, drawing, figure, etc. Create a website Create graph, table etc. to present data Design an experiment or research study Design/present a poster Give an oral presentation Informal in-class report Interpret data Order items (e.g. strip sequence) Participate in discussion Peer evaluation Post-test Pre-test Produce a video or video response Respond to metacognition/reflection prompt Self evaluation Solve problem(s) Written assignment: One minute paper Written assignment: Brochure Written assignment: Essay Written assignment: Figure and or figure legend Written assignment: Report Written assignment: Literature review

##### Pedagogical Approaches

Think-Pair-Share Brainstorming Case Study Clicker Question Collaborative Work One Minute Paper Reflective Writing Concept Maps Strip Sequence Computer Model Physical Model Interactive Lecture Pre/Post Question Guided inquiry/investigation

##### Vision and Change Core Competencies - Ability

Create and develop models Use quantitative reasoning Design simulations Tap into interdisciplinary study Communicate and collaborate with mathematics community Communicate and collaborate with other disciplines Understand the relationship between material and society

##### Principles of How People Learn

Motivates student to learn material Focuses student on the material to be learned Develops supportive community of learners Leverages differences among learners Reveals prior knowledge Requires student to do the bulk of the work

##### Bloom's Cognitive Level

Foundational: factual knowledge & comprehension Application & Analysis Synthesis/Evaluation/Creation

##### Includes clear efforts on Issues

Diversity Equity Inclusion Enhancement of all

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-039-StochasticPopModels-ModelingScenario

We develop strategies for creating a population model using some simple probabilistic assumptions. These assumptions lead to a system of differential equations for the probability that a system is in state (or population size) n at time t.
Probability
population dynamics
Variance
Mean
stochastic
deterministic

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-040-OutcomeSavings-ModelingScenario

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.
Pop_Growth Pilot
savings
growth
deposit
g

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-041-AirToTop-ModelingScenario

One common rule taught to SCUBA divers is to ascend no faster than thirty feet per minute. In this project we will examine safe variable ascent rates, time required for a safe ascent using variable ascent rates.
SCUBA
ascent
air management
breathing
diving
underwater

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-050-BargingAhead-ModelingScenario

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.
optimization
kinetics
energy
trophic efficiency
work
river
terminal velocity
friction
current
force
barge
worlk
speed

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-051-OneTankSaltModel-ModelingScenario

A large tank initially contains 60 pounds of salt dissolved into 90 gallons of water. Salt water flows in at a rate of 4 gallons per minute, with a salt density of 2 pounds per gallon. The incoming water is mixed in with the contents of the tank...
compartment
salt
tank
mixing
flow

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-052-SaltWaterTanks-ModelingScenario

We offer three mixing problems, of increasing order of difficulty, in which salt is coming into a tank of water and upon instantaneous mixing is leaving the tank.
salt
tank
mixing

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-059-ContainerShapeFallingWater-ModelingScenario

We examine many different physical situations to determine the time it takes a fixed volume of water to flow out of different shape containers through the same size exit hole at the bottom of the container.
containers
Torricelli's Law
shape
discharge coefficient

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-065-AlgalBlooms-ModelingScenario

This modeling scenario investigates the massive algal blooms that struck Lake Chapala, Mexico, starting in 1994.
direction fields
tool:dfield
algae
harmful algae blooms
population
compartment
Lake Chapala

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-067-ModelingWithSigmoidCurves-ModelingScenario

The assignment considers two well-known models of population growth, Verhulst-Pearl and Gompertz models, for which qualitative and quantitative analyses are provided. The graphs of the corresponding functions have a sigmoidal or S-shape.
logistic
Gompertz
sigmoid
Verhulst-Pearl

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-068-WaterBottleCooling-ModelingScenario

Students create of a differential equation describing how fluid in a water bottle will change its temperature to approach the ambient temperature in a room.
b
Newton's Law of Cooling
water bottle
autonomous
bottle

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-077-RLMSimSeriesCircuit-ModelingScenario

In this validation setup, the first order linear ordinary differential equation governing a small signal RL series AC circuit is solved analytically and the results are compared with the data acquired from analyzing the numerical model (using...
Measurement
circuit
voltage
current
validation
SPICE
RL circuit
Multilsim

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-079-HomeHeating-ModelingScenario

This project concerns using Newton's Law of Cooling to model the heating of a house. In particular, if one is going away for awhile, is it more economical to leave a house at a desired temperature or reheat it upon return?
Optimal Control Theory
temperature
heat
furnace
Newton's Law of Cooling
home heating
specific heat

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-080-DrugAdministration-ModelingScenario

A simple drug administration situation is modeled with only two observations.
decay
bloodstream
drug
rate constant
administer

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-081-TumorGrowth-ModelingScenario

Students will transform, solve, and interpret a tumor growth scenario using non-linear differential equation models. Two population growth models (Gompertz and logistic) are applied to model tumor growth.
logistic
population
tumor
Gompertz

Modeling Scenario

##### 1-083-FallingMeteorites-ModelingScenario

After introducing the solution to the ordinary differential equation which models a falling object with drag (first-order, non-linear, separable), students will consider generalizing the model to a falling and disintegrating meteorite. The focus...
falling object
drag
variable mass
factor ranking
meteor
meteorite