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Kougias, Ioannis E. – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2009
Ordinary differential equations (ODEs) is a subject with a wide range of applications and the need of introducing it to students often arises in the last year of high school, as well as in the early stages of tertiary education. The usual methods of solving second-order ODEs with constant coefficients, among others, rely upon the use of complex…
Descriptors: High Schools, Equations (Mathematics), High School Students, Calculus
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Toumasis, Charalampos – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2004
Emphasis on problem solving and mathematical modeling has gained considerable attention in the last few years. Connecting mathematics to other subjects and to the real world outside the classroom has received increased attention in mathematics programs. This article describes an application of simple differential equations in the field of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Dietetics, Calculus, Problem Solving
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Martins, Ana Margarida; Vera-Licona, Paola; Laubenbacher, Reinhard – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
This article describes a mathematical biology workshop given to secondary school teachers of the Danville area in Virginia, USA. The goal of the workshop was to enable teams of teachers with biology and mathematics expertise to incorporate lesson plans in mathematical modelling into the curriculum. The biological focus of the activities is the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Molecular Biology, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers