Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

SIAM Review

Volume

40

Issue

1

Publisher

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Publication Date

3-1998

First Page

87

Last Page

95

DOI

10.1137/S0036144596310021

Abstract

We discuss the use of in-class games to create realistic situations for mathematical modelling. Two games are presented which are appropriate for use in post-calculus settings. The first game reproduces predator-prey oscillations and the second game simulates disease propagation in a mixing population. When used creatively these games encourage students to model realistic data and apply mathematical concepts to understanding the data.

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