Dear Education Professionals:
Math Modeling: What is it? How can I learn how to do it, teach it, assess it?
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and Math for America (MfA) have teamed up to present a workshop, geared to high school math teachers, to introduce and expand knowledge about math modeling techniques for solving real, openended problems. You are receiving this invitation due to your past involvement with the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (or Moody’s Mega Math Challenge as it was previously known). And also due to your close or relatively close proximity to the workshop’s location.
What? When? Where?
SIAM/MfA Workshop for High School Teachers in Mathematical Modeling
Sunday, July 8, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
Portland OR
Registration fee: $0 to the first 60 responses
Mathematical modeling is an innovative process to solve openended problems while reinforcing core concepts and computational skills. This session will prepare attendees to understand and teach the process of math modeling. See more details about workshop objectives under the signature.
Take away materials will be provided, as well as certificates of participation.
A stipend of $50 will be provided to each of the first 60 registrants. Travel support will be available to registrants living 51 miles or more away, based on distance, in amounts ranging from $25 to $150.
Breakfast and lunch buffets will be provided at no charge to attendees of the workshop.
Workshop schedule: 8AM (registration opens), 9AM (program begins) until 5PM
Your responses are requested by the end of May.
Register here.
Looking forward to meeting you in Portland,
Workshop Organizers and Instructors
Workshop objectives:
 Increase awareness of mathematical modeling and encourage its inclusion throughout the curriculum.
 Show connections of mathematics to realworld, timely, and important problems of society, environment, government, financial markets, and more.
 Incorporate technology and 21st century skills using internetbased research, including identification of legitimate information sources.
 Incorporate a serious writing component for the presentation of results.
 Work within strict deadlines, with live data, and in a team setting.
 Provide sample realworld problems and examples of exemplary solutions from high school students.
 A secondary goal of the workshop is to increase the number of students in the US who choose to enter college as STEM majors as a result of being exposed to more open ended and real problem scenarios.
*This workshop is supported through funding from Math For America (MfA), 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.
Further information can be obtained by writing to SIAM via the M3 Challenge email and staff at: [email protected]
SIAM
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 Market Street; 6^{th} Floor
Philadelphia PA 19104
Phone: 2673506368
www.siam.org
[email protected]

