## Math Modeling: Getting Started and Getting Solutions

Math modeling is a process that uses mathematics to represent, analyze, make predictions or otherwise provide insight into real-world phenomena. This handbook walks through the process using a variety of examples to answer wide-ranging questions.

Contents: Defining the Problem Statement; Making Assumptions; Defining Variables; Building Solutions; Analysis and Model Assessment; Putting it All Together.

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**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*.

## Math Modeling: Computing and Communicating

This handbook is designed to take you from basic graphing calculator or spreadsheet experience to programming basics, working with large data sets, and visualization techniques. Get into technical computing using software platforms and coding.

Contents: Statistics, Visualization, Computations; Programming and Simulation; Choosing Your Teach Tool.

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**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: Getting Started and Getting Solutions

In this video, the handbook authors give a brief overview of the modeling process so you can get an idea what you might see in the handbook!