SCUDEM III 2018 PROBLEMS AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

By Brian Winkel

SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA

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SCUDEM III 2018 PROBLEMS AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS


In addition to Problems and Team Submissions (see Supplemental Docs Tab) you can see MathBowl materials and Faculty Development Workshop materials used on Challenge Saturday, 27 October 2018. Just click on the title you want above. Faculty Development Workshop materials are available only to registered members of the Teachers Group in SIMIODE.

Here you will find one PDF, SCUDEM III 2018 Problems and Additional Issues,  as black box Download pdf above, containing all three of the Modeling Problems used in SCUDEM III 2018, along with a reference paper for one of the problems. Also included are the supplemental issues for all three problems released to students on the morning of Challenge Saturday, 27 October  2018, to incorporate ONLY in their Presentation for judging in the afternoon at their local site.  This problems were posted on 19 October 2018 for students to select one problem from which to build a model for presentation on Challenge Saturday, 27 October 2018.   

You can find the problems and additional reference material by single clicking on the "Additional materials available" text found under the black box marked "DOWNLOAD (PDF)" in the upper right corner of this screen.

STUDENT TEAM SUBMISSIONS

Team Executive Summary and Presentation materials are in Additional Materials above.

Basically the organization is ordered alphabetically by 

Document Type: ES for Executive Summary and PR for Presentation

Problem Selected: A, B, or C

School Name: Cornwall University.

ES-C-Cornwall University

        means Executive Summary for Problem A from Cornwall University  and

ES-C-Cornwall University - 1

        means Executive Summary for Problem A from Cornwall University Team 1.

Below are the instructions issued to the teams at the time the problems were released on 19 October  2018:

TEAM INSTRUCTIONS

You are to view the three problems with your team and select one on which you will devote your effort to build a model to address the issue of the problem for the competition.

You should determine which problem you will work on within the first 24 hours and NOT attempt to work on all three with the idea that you will select one later in the time you have for final efforts. Give careful thought to the interests and competencies of your team members, available sources and data, how you expect to proceed, initial ideas, experiment you might conduct, and mathematics you might use as you make your decision as to which problem you will chose.

Executive Summary

You are to prepare a two page Executive Summary.

An Executive Summary is typically a Summary of the results which is forwarded to an Executive for a decision. It might well be named Essential Summary, as it should have the essentials of the activity described, with attention to terms, definitions, assumptions, details, results or conclusions, and reflection, but NOT be laden with computations or reference material.

The format is up to the team. However, consider these issues. This material will be read by judges on their laptops on Challenge Saturday, each judge reading approximately 6-8 in a one hour period.  You want to provide a presentable, readable version of your efforts. There is no need to copy the problem statement (they could be long), rather the essence of the issue you are addressing should be embedded in your Summary, i.e. explain what are you trying to do. The material should make proper use of the page. So you should have reasonable margins, on the order of 2 - 2.5 cm each. There should be breaks and headings or lead boldface text in transition lines to guide the reader from one aspect of your work to the next.  A standard and very readable font is Times Roman.   No addenda or appendices will be permitted, two pages and that is it! 

Presentation

You are to prepare a 10 minute Presentation document, quite often PowerPoint, but you may use and incorporate whatever you wish in your presentation. 

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  • Brian Winkel (2018), "SCUDEM III 2018 PROBLEMS AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS," https://www.simiode.org/resources/scudemiii2018problemsubmissions.

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