## Math Modeling: Getting Started and Getting Solutions

Math comes in handy for answering questions about a variety of topics, from calculating the cost-effectiveness of fuel sources and determining the best regions to build high-speed rail to predicting the spread of disease and assessing roller coasters on the basis of their "thrill" factor. How does math do all that? That is the topic of a free handbook published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM): "Math Modeling: Getting Started and Getting Solutions.

What is Math Modeling? Math modeling is a process that uses mathematics to represent, analyze, make predictions or otherwise provide insight into real-world phenomena. Used in a variety of scientific disciplines, models are abstractions of reality that respect reality, and can lead to scientific advances, be the foundation for new discoveries, and help leaders make informed decisions.

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This handbook is available in print for $15 per copy at the SIAM bookstore.

**Using any parts of this handbook and need to cite it? How to cite:**

*Math Modeling: Getting Started and Getting Solutions, K. M. Bliss, K. R. Fowler, and B. J. Galluzzo, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2014. *

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## Math Modeling: Computing and Communicating

Written for high school students who have some experience with computation and an interest in math modeling, this handbook is designed to take you from basic graphic calculator or spreadsheet experience to the next level, which includes programming basics, working with large data sets, and visualization techniques. The handbook is also written for teachers who will assist students as they incorporate software into the math modeling process. This companion volume to Math Modeling: Getting Started and Getting Solutions (SIAM, 2014) takes you beyond the basic process of mathematical modeling to technical computing using software platforms and coding.

Topics include computation, statistics, visualization, programming, and simulation.

## For Viewing Online (full color/ink saturation)## For Download and Printing (mostly black and white/less ink saturation) |

**Want Printed Copies?**

This handbook is available in print for $15 per copy at the SIAM bookstore.

**Using any parts of this handbook and need to cite it? How to cite:**

*Math Modeling: Computing and Communicating, K. M. Bliss, K. F. Kavanagh, and B. J. Galluzzo, and R. Levy SIAM, Philadelphia, 2018. *

Getting Started With Math Modeling |

Though this video series may reference the previous sponsor (through 2017), the information about the Challenge and the modeling process still apply! |