Essentials of Math Modeling: A Seven-Part Series

Essentials of Math Modeling: A Seven-Part Series

Focused on Students (Featuring MATLAB)

December 6, 2021

Who: High school and sixth form students - enthusiastic about math, and thinking about participating in M3 Challenge. Interested teachers are also welcome. 

Where: Zoom webinar - easy to attend from anywhere.

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When: Tuesdays each week starting January 11 through February 22, 2022, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. EST. 

Each two-hour session includes one hour of active teaching of skills and techniques, followed by one hour of guided, interactive and collaborative work on problems. 

What: Students will progress through the essentials of math modeling and learning MATLAB in seven sessions of lively and relatable instruction by a combination of early career college faculty, grad students, and undergrad students - several of whom participated in M3 Challenge in high school!





Jan 11

Overview of the math modeling process


Jan 18

Basic programming in MATLAB


Jan 25

Intro to data analysis using MATLAB and Excel


Feb 1

Models for disease spread, difference and differential equations


Feb 8

Probabilistic models


Feb 15

Introduction to regression and statistical ideas


Feb 22

Good writing practices for reports (and life)

How: No cost to register or participate - all sessions funded through M3 Challenge. 

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MATLAB licenses for this series of sessions will be available on January 4. Registrants will receive a link in their registration confirmation email with directions for access to MATLAB Online.

Hosted by University of Utah – Department of Mathematics. Run in cooperation with MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3 Challenge), a program of SIAM. Zoom sessions will be recorded and posted on the M3 Challenge YouTube playlist.   

*Instructors have been vetted and background checked per University of Utah policies. All sessions will take place in the Zoom format and in educational setting with other students and proctors.

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