2019 SIAM-MfA Math Modeling Teacher Workshop

2019 SIAM-MfA Math Modeling Teacher Workshop

November 21, 2019

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and Math for America (MfA) teamed up on November 2, 2019 in Albany, New York, to present a workshop geared towards high school math teachers that introduced and expanded existing knowledge of math modeling techniques. Mathematical modeling is an innovative process to solve open-ended problems while reinforcing core concepts and computational skills. This workshop helped prepare attendees to understand and teach the process of math modeling. In the latter part of the day technical computing techniques for modeling were presented by a specialist from MathWorks.

Over 60 math teachers – both local and from as far away as Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Arkansas, and California – were treated to free registration, a small stipend, and limited travel support.

Didn’t get to attend the workshop? Don’t worry! We took videos throughout the workshop, which can be found on our Facebook page in the playlist “2019 SIAM MfA Math Modeling Teacher Workshop.”

Presentation Slides and Resources from the Workshop:

Math For America (MfA) is an organization committed to teachers that creates communities of outstanding STEM teachers, invests in STEM education, and envisions an America that values, trusts and respects its mathematics and science teachers.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups.

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on the MATLAB and Simulink product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries.

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