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  1. Teaching Math Modeling: Emphasizing the Transform Step with MicroProjects

    06 Sep 2016 | Contributor(s):: Jonathan Paynter, George Hughbanks

    This paper describes and evaluates an effort to improve first-year college math students’ ability to quantitatively setup a mathematical model given an ill-defined problem. Six specific assignments were created for a treatment group of 70 students as part of a course of 250 students. Grade...

  2. 1-010-S-LSDAndProblemSolving

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

    We ask students to build differential equations to model lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in the body. We provide the data from the literature. We offer students the opportunity to build a model to fully analyze the administration and absorption of LSD in 8 student volunteers. We also...