Interdisciplinary Lively Application Projectsby David C. Arney
Pub. Date: 01/28/1997
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Interdisciplinary Lively Applications (ILAPs) are small group projects through the cooperation of faculty from mathematics and partner disciplines. These projects will provide teachers with material that can help their students understand mathematical concepts, develop strong mathematical skills and motivate them towards an interest in future subjects… See more details below
Interdisciplinary Lively Applications (ILAPs) are small group projects through the cooperation of faculty from mathematics and partner disciplines. These projects will provide teachers with material that can help their students understand mathematical concepts, develop strong mathematical skills and motivate them towards an interest in future subjects accessible through the study of mathematics. Using ILAPs is an important step towards helping students acquire a broad, interdisciplinary outlook towards problem solving.
This volume provides supplemental classroom resource materials in the form of eight project handouts that you can use as student homework assignments. They require students to use scientific and quantitative reasoning, mathematical modeling, symbolic manipulation skills, and computational tools to analyze scenarios, issues, and questions involving one or more disciplines. Sample solutions to the problems, background material, notes to the instructor and a student writing guide are also included.
The prerequisite skills for the eight projects presented in the book range from freshman-level algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus, through calculus, elementary and intermediate differential equations, and discrete mathematics to advanced calculus and partial differential equations. The partner disciplines included in the projects are: mechanics, physics, chemistry, engineering, geography, topography, and exercise physiology. Faculty can use the projects as a supplement to a textbook in any of the following undergraduate areas: precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, mathematical modeling, advanced calculus, partial differential equations, and numerical computing.
The book also contains several supporting article that describe uses for these projects.
Table of ContentsPreface
Getting Fit with Mathematics by Joseph D. Myers, Walter S. Barge, Todd A. Chowder, Kathleen Snook
Decked Out by Joseph D. Myers, Cliff Crofford, Kathleen Snook, Terry Mullen
Parachute Panic by Debra Schnelle, Barbra S. Melendez
Flying with Differential Equations by Joseph D. Myers, Walter S. Barge, Guy Harris
Planning a Backpacking Trip to Pikes Peak by Garrett R. Lambert, Beatrice Lambert, Michael Hendricks, Carol Harrison, Gene Bennett, Barry De Roos, John Kellet
SMOG in Los Angeles Basin by Charles Bass, Jeffrey Strickland, Scott Torgerson
Structural Mechanics- Beams and Bridges by John Scharg, Anthony Szpilka
Contaminant Transport by Richard Jardine, Michael Jaye, Chris King, Stan Thomas
Technical Report Format and Writing Guide by Kent M. Miller
Project INTERMATH: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Change by Richard D. West
ILAP Products: Authoring, Testing and Editing by David C. Arney
ILAPs: A Vehicle for Curriculum Reform by Frank R. Girodano
Interdisciplinary Communication and Understanding by John J. Grubbs and James H. Stith.
Interdisciplinary Projects at West Point by Kelley B. Mohrmann, Richard D. West
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