By Rob Krueger1, Eric Stachura2

1. Mathematics, Concordia University, St. Paul MN USA 2. Mathematics, Kennesaw State University, Marietta GA USA

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Students will investigate difference equations through the context of tiling hallways. Students will observe patterns in the tiling which will lead to a difference equation model. Solutions will be calculated by iteration.  Then students will be introduced to the concept of the shift operator which will enable them to solve for a closed form solution. 

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  • Rob Krueger; Eric Stachura (2019), "10-001-S-TilingHallway," https://www.simiode.org/resources/6417.

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