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Modeling the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Population (Modeling Module)

In this modeling module students will investigate the rise and fall of the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle population. The P...

UMAP Journal 44.4 Winter 2023 Edition

Table of Contents Editorial New Developments for the MCM/ICM Contests MCM Modeling Forum Results of the 2023 Math...

UMAP Journal 44.3 Fall 2023 Edition

Editorial New Developments for the ICM/MCM Contests ICM Modeling Forum Results of the 2023 Interdisciplinary Conte...

HiMCM Problem: Storing the Sun

The context for this modeling pull-out is determining the best configuration for an energy storage system to support ...

Quaternions

In my last Geometer’s Corner, I focused on how rotations can be expressed using complex numbers and 3 × 3 matrices. W...

Deletion Error Codes

In broad terms mathematics is seen as the investigation of patterns arising in the study of numbers and shapes. Howev...

GAIMME Time: Mathematical Modeling: Where Math and Creativity Converge

Mathematical modeling is authentic and empowering, as students get to make choices and take ownership of the process....

Consortium 125, Fall/Winter 2023

Table of Contents: From the Publisher's Desk: A Message from COMAP's New CEO GAIMME Time: Where Math and Creativity...

HiMCM Problem: Storing the Sun (Modeling Module)

The context for this modeling module is determining the best configuration for an energy storage system to support an...

Daylight In the Northern Hemisphere (Modeling Module)

Teacher notesThe focus of this Modeling Module is using sinusoidal models to estimate the length of daylight and the ...

Strategy for a Runner on Second

AbstractWe offer a simple model of pitching and batting choices of Major League Baseball players and use game theory ...

The Role of Eigenstates in Quantum Mechanics

Introduction Linear algebra includes finding eigenvalue solutions to eigenequations, which have applications in man...

Needle Found in a Haystack

In our increasingly technologically-advanced and data-driven world, the demand for adept problem solvers has never be...

Reflections on Modeling and Teaching Modeling

Solomon Garfunkel’s delightful reflection on the 40th anniversary of COMAP [2022] reminded us that our book, How to M...

Linear Algebra and Optimization in Data Analysis (UMAP)

TARGET AUDIENCE: Students with a mathematical background interested in data analysis, and instructors who could tai...

UMAP Journal 44.2 Summer 2023 Edition

Table of Contents EditorialA Note from the Three of Us Publisher’s EditorialHello, I Must Be Going Teaching Model...

Voting Models (Modeling Module)

The context for this module is voting systems. This module begins with a short Preliminary Reading, Electing a Speake...

Voting Models

The context for this Pull‑Out is voting systems. This Pull‑ Out begins with a short Preliminary Reading, Electing a S...

Boxes

As we navigate the world around us we see many shapes that we might describe as convex (no notches or holes) “boxes.”...

Modeling the Rotations of Flight: Yaw, Pitch, and Roll

Manned and unmanned vehicles, be they airplanes or drones, play increasingly important roles in the technological wor...

Consortium 124, Spring/Summer 2023

Table of Contents: From the Editor’s Desk: Catherine Roberts to Join COMAP Student Research Corner: Boxes Geomete...

How Relevant is Pure Mathematics In a Computational World?

Abstract Mathematics is often advertised as pure, applied, or computational. What are the differences, and how rele...

What Is UMAP?

Introduction “What is UMAP?” The acronym in the name of this journal elicits that question. And the standard answer...

Estimating Mission Impact for Gift-In-Kind Donations

Introduction World Vision World Vision World Vision (WV) is a Christian relief and development organization working w...

Mathematical Models of Guinea Worm Disease Eradication: A Review

AbstractGuinea-worm disease (GWD) is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) caused by the parasitic worm Dracunculus medi...

What Can Partial Differential Equations Tell Us about Life?

AbstractPartial differential equations were developed in the 18th century to model physical systems. Their inception ...

UMAP Journal 44.1 Spring 2023 Edition

Table of Contents Guest Editorial How Relevant is Pure Mathematics in a Computational World? Articles What Can Par...

Could These Bones Be Amelia Earhart's? (Modeling Module)

In this module, students create models for predicting human stature from bone lengths. The goal for the development o...

UMAP Journal 43.4 Winter 2022 Edition - The 2022 MCM Contest Edition

Table of Contents Publisher’s Editorial Doug Faires Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 Guest Editorials Tributes...

It’s an Electrifying Idea! (Student)

What Is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that considers the world in ...

It’s an Electrifying Idea! (Teacher)

What Is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that considers the world in ...

Heart Transplants and the NFL Draft (Student)

What Is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that considers the world in ...

Heart Transplants and the NFL Draft (Teacher)

What Is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that considers the world in ...

Network Capacity (Student)

What Is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that considers the world in ...

Network Capacity (Teacher)

What Is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that considers the world in ...

Tomography: A Geometric and Computational Approach (Student)

What Is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that considers the world in ...

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