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  1. 5-077-S-MandMAttritionWarfare

    23 Feb 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Lukasz Grabarek

    Students will model attrition between two opposing forces using m&m candies. Through experiment and data collection, students will determine the parameters describing the fighting strength of each force, solve the system, arrive at Lanchester's N-square Law and use it to analyze a...

  2. Spring 2020!

    29 Jan 2020 | Posted by Dina Yagodich

    I'm fresh off of the JMM meetings where I helped with one of the Minicourses on SIMIODE.  I met some great new people and reconnected with old friends (not age, but how long I've known...


  3. The day before school starts...

    27 Jan 2019 | Posted by Dina Yagodich

    I've got my m&m's ready to go!  Just finished my syllabus (file:Yagodich_D_MA213-1_Spring_2019.docx not found), my course outline...


  4. Great Comments on Modeling Scenario Offered in Comments Tab of Modeling Scenario

    10 Feb 2018 | Posted by Brian Winkel

    Bill Kerbitz, from Wayzata High School in Plymouth MN, recently commented on a Modeling Scenario, 1-001A-T-MandMDeathAndImmigration,  What is most interesting is what Bill found as...


  5. 2016-Yagodich, Dina - Reflection - Slowly Introducing Modeling First into Differential Equations Classes

    24 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Dina Yagodich

  6. 1-001B-S-MAndM-DeathImmigrationMystery

    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...

  7. 1-001pgf-S-BirthDeathImmigration

    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. 

  8. 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

  9. 1-017-S-DiseaseSpread

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer a physical situation, using a grid and M and M candies, to simulate the spread of disease. Students conduct the simulation and collect the data which is used to estimate parameters (in several ways)  in a differential equation model for the spread of the disease. Students ...

  10. 2009-Winkel, Brian - Population Modeling with M and M's

    30 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    From Population modelling with M&M's, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40(4): 554 — 558. (2009)Several activities in which population dynamics can be modeled by tossing M&M’s® candy are presented. Physical activities...

  11. 1-001-S-MandMDeathAndImmigration

    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...

  12. 2017-Winkel, Brian - M&M's Can Drive the Study of Differential Equations and More! - Monmouth University Talk 2014 Sept 17

    30 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    SIMIODE-Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (www.simiode.org) a community of teachers and learners who are interested in teaching and learning differential equations through modeling scenarios and technology up front and throughout the...

  13. 2015-Winkel, Brian - Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference -Modeling First Teaching of Differential Equations – SIMIODE

    11 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    For the 10th Annual Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Manhattan CollegeModeling First Teaching of Differential Equations – SIMIODE0930, 16 April 2015 Miguell Hall 207Brian Winkel, PROF Emeritus,Mathematical Sciences,United States Military...