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!

Week

Date

Topic

1

Jan 11

Overview of the math modeling process

2

Jan 18

Basic programming in MATLAB

3

Jan 25

Intro to data analysis using MATLAB and Excel

4

Feb 1

Models for disease spread, difference and differential equations

5

Feb 8

Probabilistic models

6

Feb 15

Introduction to regression and statistical ideas

7

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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