Mathematical Modeling

Author: Jonas Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119102694
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Mathematics

A logical problem-based introduction to the use of GeoGebra for mathematical modeling and problem solving within various areas of mathematics A well-organized guide to mathematical modeling techniques for evaluating and solving problems in the diverse field of mathematics, Mathematical Modeling: Applications with GeoGebra presents a unique approach to software applications in GeoGebra and WolframAlpha. The software is well suited for modeling problems in numerous areas of mathematics including algebra, symbolic algebra, dynamic geometry, three-dimensional geometry, and statistics. Featuring detailed information on how GeoGebra can be used as a guide to mathematical modeling, the book provides comprehensive modeling examples that correspond to different levels of mathematical experience, from simple linear relations to differential equations. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter with practical examples in order to illustrate the mathematical modeling skills necessary for problem solving. Addressing methods for evaluating models including relative error, correlation, square sum of errors, regression, and confidence interval, Mathematical Modeling: Applications with GeoGebra also includes: Over 400 diagrams and 300 GeoGebra examples with practical approaches to mathematical modeling that help the reader develop a full understanding of the content Numerous real-world exercises with solutions to help readers learn mathematical modeling techniques A companion website with GeoGebra constructions and screencasts Mathematical Modeling: Applications with GeoGebrais ideal for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, modeling and simulation, operations research, and optimization. The book is also an excellent reference for undergraduate and high school instructors in mathematics.

Mathematical Modeling

Author: Jonas Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119102847
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Mathematics

A logical problem-based introduction to the use of GeoGebra for mathematical modeling and problem solving within various areas of mathematics A well-organized guide to mathematical modeling techniques for evaluating and solving problems in the diverse field of mathematics, Mathematical Modeling: Applications with GeoGebra presents a unique approach to software applications in GeoGebra and WolframAlpha. The software is well suited for modeling problems in numerous areas of mathematics including algebra, symbolic algebra, dynamic geometry, three-dimensional geometry, and statistics. Featuring detailed information on how GeoGebra can be used as a guide to mathematical modeling, the book provides comprehensive modeling examples that correspond to different levels of mathematical experience, from simple linear relations to differential equations. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter with practical examples in order to illustrate the mathematical modeling skills necessary for problem solving. Addressing methods for evaluating models including relative error, correlation, square sum of errors, regression, and confidence interval, Mathematical Modeling: Applications with GeoGebra also includes: Over 400 diagrams and 300 GeoGebra examples with practical approaches to mathematical modeling that help the reader develop a full understanding of the content Numerous real-world exercises with solutions to help readers learn mathematical modeling techniques A companion website with GeoGebra constructions and screencasts Mathematical Modeling: Applications with GeoGebrais ideal for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, modeling and simulation, operations research, and optimization. The book is also an excellent reference for undergraduate and high school instructors in mathematics.

Mathematical Modeling

Author: Jonas Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Mathematics

This book is a logical, well-organized guide to various mathematical modeling techniques and applications for evaluating and solving problems in the diverse field of mathematics. A highly-qualified lecturer in the area of mathematics education and modeling, the author provides a unique pedagogical approach to using GeoGebra and WolframAlpha in courses that require problem solving and evaluation through mathematical modeling. The main software presented in the book is GeoGebra, which is a fast-growing, free program and can be used within numerous areas of mathematics such as algebra, geometry, geometry 3D, functions, statistics, spreadsheet calculations, and symbolic algebra. The book provides detailed information on how to use GeoGebra to teach mathematics, as well as a technical guide to using GeoGebra for mathematical modeling. Beginning with the basics of GeoGebra, the book introduces specific GeoGebra exercises and additional resources for further study. The book then moves on to comprehensive modeling examples that correspond to different levels of mathematics experience. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter’s level, and includes numerous examples of solved modeling tasks with at least one, sometimes several, solution suggestions. These solutions are detailed both mathematically and in a GeoGebra sense to engage readers with the necessary skills for future problem solving and mathematical modeling. Subsequently, the book addresses how to organize practical work and gives examples of various approaches to teaching modeling in the classroom. Finally, the book illustrates the methods for evaluating models, including relative error, correlation, square sum of errors, regression, and confidence interval.

Exploring Advanced Euclidean Geometry with GeoGebra

Author: Gerard A. Venema
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857847
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Mathematics

This book provides an inquiry-based introduction to advanced Euclidean geometry. It utilizes dynamic geometry software, specifically GeoGebra, to explore the statements and proofs of many of the most interesting theorems in the subject. Topics covered include triangle centers, inscribed, circumscribed, and escribed circles, medial and orthic triangles, the nine-point circle, duality, and the theorems of Ceva and Menelaus, as well as numerous applications of those theorems. The final chapter explores constructions in the Poincaré disk model for hyperbolic geometry. The book can be used either as a computer laboratory manual to supplement an undergraduate course in geometry or as a stand-alone introduction to advanced topics in Euclidean geometry. The text consists almost entirely of exercises (with hints) that guide students as they discover the geometric relationships for themselves. First the ideas are explored at the computer and then those ideas are assembled into a proof of the result under investigation. The goals are for the reader to experience the joy of discovering geometric relationships, to develop a deeper understanding of geometry, and to encourage an appreciation for the beauty of Euclidean geometry.

Model Centered Learning

Author: Lingguo Bu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789460916182
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Education

Model-Centered Learning: Pathways to Mathematical Understanding Using GeoGebra is the first book to report on the international use of GeoGebra and its growing impact on mathematics teaching and learning. Supported by new developments in model-centered learning and instruction, the chapters in this book move beyond the traditional views of mathematics and mathematics teaching, providing theoretical perspectives and examples of practice for enhancing students’ mathematical understanding through mathematical and didactical modeling. Designed specifically for teaching mathematics, GeoGebra integrates dynamic multiple representations in a conceptually rich learning environment that supports the exploration, construction, and evaluation of mathematical models and simulations. The open source nature of GeoGebra has led to a growing international community of mathematicians, teacher educators, and classroom teachers who seek to tackle the challenges and complexity of mathematics education through a grassroots initiative using instructional innovations. The chapters cover six themes: 1) the history, philosophy, and theory behind GeoGebra, 2) dynamic models and simulations, 3) problem solving and attitude change, 4) GeoGebra as a cognitive and didactical tool, 5) curricular challenges and initiatives, 6) equity and sustainability in technology use. This book should be of interest to mathematics educators, mathematicians, and graduate students in STEM education and instructional technologies.

Mathematical Modeling

Author: Sandip Banerjee
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439854518
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Mathematics

Almost every year, a new book on mathematical modeling is published, so, why another? The answer springs directly from the fact that it is very rare to find a book that covers modeling with all types of differential equations in one volume. Until now. Mathematical Modeling: Models, Analysis and Applications covers modeling with all kinds of differential equations, namely ordinary, partial, delay, and stochastic. The book also contains a chapter on discrete modeling, consisting of differential equations, making it a complete textbook on this important skill needed for the study of science, engineering, and social sciences. More than just a textbook, this how-to guide presents tools for mathematical modeling and analysis. It offers a wide-ranging overview of mathematical ideas and techniques that provide a number of effective approaches to problem solving. Topics covered include spatial, delayed, and stochastic modeling. The text provides real-life examples of discrete and continuous mathematical modeling scenarios. MATLAB® and Mathematica® are incorporated throughout the text. The examples and exercises in each chapter can be used as problems in a project. Since mathematical modeling involves a diverse range of skills and tools, the author focuses on techniques that will be of particular interest to engineers, scientists, and others who use models of discrete and continuous systems. He gives students a foundation for understanding and using the mathematics that is the basis of computers, and therefore a foundation for success in engineering and science streams.

Mathematical Modeling

Author: Mark M. Meerschaert
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123869968
Release Date: 2013-01-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The new edition of Mathematical Modeling, the survey text of choice for mathematical modeling courses, adds ample instructor support and online delivery for solutions manuals and software ancillaries. From genetic engineering to hurricane prediction, mathematical models guide much of the decision making in our society. If the assumptions and methods underlying the modeling are flawed, the outcome can be disastrously poor. With mathematical modeling growing rapidly in so many scientific and technical disciplines, Mathematical Modeling, Fourth Edition provides a rigorous treatment of the subject. The book explores a range of approaches including optimization models, dynamic models and probability models. Offers increased support for instructors, including MATLAB material as well as other on-line resources Features new sections on time series analysis and diffusion models Provides additional problems with international focus such as whale and dolphin populations, plus updated optimization problems

Teaching Mathematics Online Emergent Technologies and Methodologies

Author: Juan, Angel A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781609608767
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Education

"This book shares theoretical and applied pedagogical models and systems used in math e-learning including the use of computer supported collaborative learning, which is common to most e-learning practices"--Provided by publisher.

Mathematical Modelling in Education Research and Practice

Author: Gloria Ann Stillman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319182728
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Education

In this volume cultural, social and cognitive influences on the research and teaching of mathematical modelling are explored from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. The authors of the current volume are all members of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, the peak research body in this field. A distinctive feature of this volume is the high number of authors from South American countries. These authors bring quite a different perspective to modelling than has been showcased in previous books in this series, in particular from a cultural point of view. As well as recent international research, there is a strong emphasis on pedagogical issues including those associated with technology and assessment, in the teaching and learning of modelling. Applications at various levels of education are exemplified. The contributions reflect common issues shared globally and represent emergent or on-going challenges.

Uses of Technology in Primary and Secondary Mathematics Education

Author: Lynda Ball
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319765754
Release Date: 2018-05-14
Genre: Education

This book provides international perspectives on the use of digital technologies in primary, lower secondary and upper secondary school mathematics. It gathers contributions by the members of three topic study groups from the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education and covers a range of themes that will appeal to researchers and practitioners alike. The chapters include studies on technologies such as virtual manipulatives, apps, custom-built assessment tools, dynamic geometry, computer algebra systems and communication tools. Chiefly focusing on teaching and learning mathematics, the book also includes two chapters that address the evidence for technologies’ effects on school mathematics. The diverse technologies considered provide a broad overview of the potential that digital solutions hold in connection with teaching and learning. The chapters provide both a snapshot of the status quo of technologies in school mathematics, and outline how they might impact school mathematics ten to twenty years from now.

How Round Is Your Circle

Author: John Bryant
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400837953
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Mathematics

How do you draw a straight line? How do you determine if a circle is really round? These may sound like simple or even trivial mathematical problems, but to an engineer the answers can mean the difference between success and failure. How Round Is Your Circle? invites readers to explore many of the same fundamental questions that working engineers deal with every day--it's challenging, hands-on, and fun. John Bryant and Chris Sangwin illustrate how physical models are created from abstract mathematical ones. Using elementary geometry and trigonometry, they guide readers through paper-and-pencil reconstructions of mathematical problems and show them how to construct actual physical models themselves--directions included. It's an effective and entertaining way to explain how applied mathematics and engineering work together to solve problems, everything from keeping a piston aligned in its cylinder to ensuring that automotive driveshafts rotate smoothly. Intriguingly, checking the roundness of a manufactured object is trickier than one might think. When does the width of a saw blade affect an engineer's calculations--or, for that matter, the width of a physical line? When does a measurement need to be exact and when will an approximation suffice? Bryant and Sangwin tackle questions like these and enliven their discussions with many fascinating highlights from engineering history. Generously illustrated, How Round Is Your Circle? reveals some of the hidden complexities in everyday things.

Learning How to Teach Mathematical Modeling in School and Teacher Education

Author: Rita Borromeo Ferri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319680729
Release Date: 2017-11-26
Genre: Education

This timely resource fills a gap in existing literature on mathematical modeling by presenting both theory- and evidence-based ideas for its teaching and learning. The book outlines four key professional competencies that must be developed in order to effectively and appropriately teach mathematical modeling, and in so doing it seeks to reduce the discrepancies between educational policy and educational research versus everyday teaching practice. Among the key competencies covered are: Theoretical competency for practical work. Task competency for instructional flexibility. Instructional competency for effective and quality lessons. Diagnostic competency for assessment and grading. Learning How to Teach Mathematical Modeling in School and Teacher Education is relevant to practicing and future mathematics teachers at all levels, as well as teacher educators, mathematics education researchers, and undergraduate and graduate mathematics students interested in research based methods for teaching mathematical modeling.

Adventures in Dynamic Geometry

Author: Gerry Stahl
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781329859630
Release Date: 2017-02-15
Genre: Education

Math games and workbooks with topics for online small groups of teachers or students to collaboratively learn dynamic geometry. The approach is based on -Translating Euclid.- The many GeoGebra files used in VMT courses are pictured in the workbook. Several versions of the workbooks are available, including the version used in WinterFest 2013 and analyzed in -Translating Euclid- and -Constructing Dynamic Triangles Together.- Also includes the content of a game version that is available as a GeoGebraBook.

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

Author: Edward A. Bender
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486137124
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Mathematics

Accessible text features over 100 reality-based examples pulled from the science, engineering, and operations research fields. Prerequisites: ordinary differential equations, continuous probability. Numerous references. Includes 27 black-and-white figures. 1978 edition.

Mathematical Problem Posing

Author: Florence Mihaela Singer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781461462583
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Genre: Education

The mathematics education community continues to contribute research-based ideas for developing and improving problem posing as an inquiry-based instructional strategy for enhancing students’ learning. A large number of studies have been conducted which have covered many research topics and methodological aspects of teaching and learning mathematics through problem posing. The Authors' groundwork has shown that many of these studies predict positive outcomes from implementing problem posing on: student knowledge, problem solving and posing skills, creativity and disposition toward mathematics. This book examines, in-depth, the contribution of a problem posing approach to teaching mathematics and discusses the impact of adopting this approach on the development of theoretical frameworks, teaching practices and research on mathematical problem posing over the last 50 years. ​​