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Modeling Botpaths with Linear Functions

The context for this Modeling Pull-Out involves determining paths for robots (botpaths) so that they avoid colliding ...

UMAP Journal 42.3 Fall 2021 Edition - The 2021 ICM Contest Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's EditorialA Very Special Doug Faires Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 ICM Modeling Fo...

Consortium 121, Fall/Winter 2021

Table of Contents:From the Publisher's Desk: Toward a K-12 Mathematical Sciences CurriculumGAIMME Time: The MAA's Ins...

The MAA's Instructional Practices Guide and The GAIMME Report

In 2017 as part of a concerted effort to improve issues of access and equity in mathematics education, the Mathematic...

Alicia Boole Stott, The Duchess of Arcamedia

This Geometer's Corner stems from work I am doing on a book that focuses on how to use GeoGebra to construct the ...

Two-Edge-Length Polyhedra

Which 3-dimensional convex polyhedra, all of whose faces are triangles, can be made with isosceles triangle fac...

Modeling Pooled-Sample Testing, Part I

The context for this Modeling Pull-Out involves pooled-sample testing for diseases or drug usage in order to reduce c...

UMAP Journal 42.4 Winter 2021 Edition - The 2021 MCM Contest Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's Editorial Honoring Robert Moses Remembering Robert Moses (1935-2021) A...

UMAP Journal 41.1 Spring 2020 Edition

Table of Contents Guest Editorial Advanced Mathematical Modeling Articles Mr. Markov Plays Goose Solita...

Math for Drummers (UMAP)

This Module presents musical and mathematical topics in a general education mathematics course entitled Sounding Numb...

Change-Point Models: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?

Introduction So what is a "change point"? Formally, a change point is a point at which the statistical propert...

Mr. Markov Plays Goose Solitaire

Introduction The Game of the Goose (hereafter simply "Goose") is an early modern board game, existing as early...

The Variational Principle and Einstein's Gravity

Introduction In Isaac Newton's theory, gravity is a force between masses. You are probably familiar with the e...

UMAP Journal 41.2 Summer 2020 Edition

Table of Contents Guest Editorial Down with Base-10 Logarithms! Articles Fish Allocation: KKT to ...

Optimizing Disaster Relief From a Navy Aircraft Carrier

Abstract We discuss maximizing delivery of aid from an aircraft carrier to people in an area hit by a disaster, such ...

Consortium 118, Spring/Summer 2020

Table of Contents: From the Editor's Desk: From All of Us at COMAP GAIMME Time: Using Modeling to Reinforce...

Math for Poets (UMAP)

This Module presents musical and mathematical topics in a general education mathematics course entitled "Sounding Num...

Fish Allocation KKT to the Rescue

Abstract We solve an actual practical problem for a fish farm. We model the problem as an inequality-constrained prof...

Modeling Movies Using Network Science, Part 2

This pull-out is the second part of a two-part series. The expectation is that students have completed the activities...

Arrangements of Curves

Geometry has dramatically evolved from metrical work (measuring lengths, angles, areas and perimeters) involv...

The Circle-Pass Matching Algorithm

Students' creative responses to an open-ended activity lead to a rich and interesting mathematical model and re...

A Circle Tangent Medley

One of the classic problems in ancient geometry is: given three circles A, B, and C that are pairwise tangent, ...

Using Modeling to Reinforce Non-Mathematical Skills Part 3

As instructors of mathematics, we cannot overlook the diverse array of students that pass through our classrooms. Man...

UMAP Journal 41.3 Fall 2020 Edition - The 2020 ICM Contest Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's Editorial A Note of Thanks ICM Modeling Forum Results of the 2020 I...

Consortium 119, Fall/Winter 2020

Table of Contents: From the Publisher's Desk: How to Say Thanks GAIMME Time: Exercises Encouraging Creativi...

Modeling Crystals and Quasicrystals

This Pull Out consists of four activities that develop concepts related to mathematical crystals and quasicrystals. A...

Exercises Encouraging Creativity for Mathematical Modeling

GAIMME Time Editor's note: The goal of GAIMME time is to facilitate instructors as they include more modeling in thei...

Transforming the Cube

This edition of Geometer's Corner will focus on how one can transform a Cube or Hexahedron in a very systemat...

Folding Polyominoesto Boxes

The collection of squares shown in Figure 1(a) can be cut out and folded on the line segments in the interior ...

UMAP Journal 41.4 Winter 2020 Edition - The 2020 MCM Contest Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's Editorial Ron Graham at Bell Labs: Stories related by Henry Pollak Editor's...

UMAP Journal 40.1 Spring 2019 Edition

Editorial With Many Thanks- And a Plea for Help Final Farewell to a Founder Articles You Only Need a Bi...

Consortium 116, Spring/Summer 2019

Table of Contents: From the Editor's Desk: HiMCM: Get Involved! GAIMME Time: Using Modeling to Reinforce Non-M...

You Only Need a Bit of Luck To Win MTVs Are You the One?

Introduction Are You the One? is an MTV reality show in which a cast of single women and single men try to dis...

The Cutoff Paradox in the Kansas Presidential Caucuses

Abstract The Kansas Republican Party uses an apportionment method of its own invention to apportion delegates ...

The Coming Great Pall of China: Demography of a One-Child Family

Introduction This department of The UMAP Journal is devoted to the final step in mathematical modeling: compar...

Complexity Modeling: Solving Modern Problems and Confronting Real Issues

Introduction Applied mathematics and science have made substantial progress in modeling methodologies that hav...

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