MAA conference coming to Lincoln

Teaching Mathematical Modeling as Creative Mathematical Discovery

Dan Teague, Maria Hernandez, and Christine Belledin

July 20-24, 2015
Lincoln, Nebraska

Registration Fee: $325 per person ($400 for registrations received after June 8, 2015)

This workshop, which is supported by MAA Special Interest Group on Teaching Advanced High School Mathematics (SIGMAA TAHSM), will help faculty at high schools, small liberal arts institutions, and 2-year colleges develop a one-semester course in mathematical modeling that focuses on the creative and exciting aspects of modeling, including agent-based models developed using Netlogo. To prepare for the workshop participants will take an online short course that presents background materials in mathematical modeling and provides some familiarity with Netlogo. During the intensive component, participants will engage with their peers and workshop faculty in creating, presenting, critiquing and evaluating models that they can later assign to their students. The post-workshop webpage will allow participants to share and discuss problems and student work among themselves and with interested professionals (see In addition, workshop faculty will offer continuing support to participants who want to prepare teams for success in HiMCM, MCM, and the Moody’s modeling competitions.