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  1. 1-091-S-Slopefields

    04 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Ben Dill, Holly Zullo

    Students will gain experience writing differential equations to model various population scenarios, they will create slope fields to view the solution curves using software, and they will discuss the behavior of the solution curves. In this activity, students are introduced to the concepts of...

  2. 1-033-S-SouthernBarbeque

    22 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Troy Henderson

    We offer raw data collected from two thermometers used in the smoking process of Southern barbecue.  One thermometer measures the temperature inside of the smoke chamber and the other measures the internal temperature of the meat.  This data can be used to model and predict the amount...

  3. 1-036-S-NeutralBuoyancy

    03 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: John Thomas Sieben

    Things float or they don’t.  Well, it’s not quite that simple. In this exercise we lead students through applications of several laws of physics to develop and solve differential equations that will predict where in a water column a weight with an attached lift bag will become...

  4. 1-041-S-AirToTop

    19 May 2016 | | Contributor(s):: John Thomas Sieben

    Divers, especially novice divers, have concerns about running out of breathing air while at depth.  One common rule taught to SCUBA divers is to ascend no faster than thirty feet per minute. In this project we will examine safe variable ascent rates, time required for a safe ascent using...

  5. 1-021-S-FeralCatControl

    24 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Rachel Bayless, Nathan Pennington

    This activity is structured as a letter from a company seeking assistance with a mathematical problem. The students will act as professional mathematical consultants and write a report analyzing the client's problem. The client company is a fictional organization which advocates for the use...