By Rachelle DeCoste1, Rachel Bayless2

1. Mathematics, Wheaton College, Norton MA USA 2. Mathematics, Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA USA

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This activity is a gentle introduction to modeling via differential equations. The students will model the rate at which the word jumbo has propagated through English language texts over time.

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  • Rachelle DeCoste; Rachel Bayless (2016), "1-032-S-WordPropagation," https://www.simiode.org/resources/1677.

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