04 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We offer students an opportunity to generate unique data for their team on a death and immigration model using 12 and 20 sided dice and then pass on the data to another student team for analysis with a model they built. The key is to recover the parameters and try to explain how the simulation...
2018-Karls, Michael - Presentation - Incorporating a Modeling First Approach into a Traditional ODE Course
18 Jan 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Karls
Incorporating a Modeling First Approach into a Traditional ODE Course by Mike Karls. Ball State University.A talk given at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations - High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Institution at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego CA, 9-13...
2013-Caldwell, Alicia - Students Rise to the Challenge of Modeling Yeast Growth Despite Sour Hiccups from Imperfect Data
08 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Caldwell, Alicia. 2013. Students Rise to the Challenge of Modeling Yeast Growth Despite Sour Hiccups from Imperfect Data. Utah State University. All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. Paper 330.See https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/gradreports/330/ .Abstract: Students rarely...
28 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Sherlock Holmes determines the time of death for a body found on a street in London and we need to reproduce his astute analysis.
2011-Leinbach, Carl - Beyond Newton's law of cooling – estimation of time since death
02 Mar 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Leinbach, Carl. 2011. Beyond Newton’s law of cooling – estimation of time since death. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. 42(6): 765-774.Article Abstract: The estimate of the time since death and, thus, the time of death is strictly that, an...
2016-Yagodich, Dina - Reflection - Slowly Introducing Modeling First into Differential Equations Classes
24 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Dina Yagodich
27 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Each student conducts an experiment with an immigration rate unique to that student - of that student's choice. Collected data on generation or iteration and population is then...
09 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Chris McCarthy
We develop a mathematical model of a death and immigration process using m&m's as a stochastic process with the help of probability generating functions.
2015-Thoo, John - User Comments on SIMIODE 1-1-M&M - Death and Immigration Modeling Scenario
21 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: John Thoo
John Thoo, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Yuba College, offers detailed narrative review on his use of this material
03 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We present several situations in which differential equation models serve to aid in sleuthing and general investigations. One involves initial speed given information about constant deceleration and distance to stop in traffic incident; one involves modeling a steel ball launched vertically and...
02 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Students are asked to determine the time of death given both environmental temperature situations and two observations of body temperature under several different circumstances.
30 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Students build a mathematical model, collect data, estimate parameters, and compare their model prediction with their actual data. There is a video of one run of the main simulation in...