Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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.
Powell, J.A., Cangelosi, J.S., Harris, A.M. Games to teach mathematical modelling (1998) SIAM Review, 40 (1), pp. 87-95. Cited 3 times. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0032010816&partnerID=40&md5=c4d67fcb4834968dedfc840fc6b1f2e1