Interdisciplinary Lively Application Projects

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Cynthia Barb
"Students learn to work collaboratively in problem-solving situations and to communivate possible solutions to problems form various disciplines. A writing guide allows students to report their findings in a technical-report format... These projects also supply a vehicle for communication through which faculty from various disciplines can discuss, create, and implement new curriculum and appreciate the input from these disciplines in a cooperative setting. This books offers a beginning forum for such work."
Kent State University: The Mathematics Teachers
Mathematical Gazette
"The projects were genuinely interesting.... I liked the book, and any department looking for interesting sources of project work for students would be likely to find something worthwhile in it."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883857069
  • Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Classroom Resource Materials Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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Preface
The United States Military Academy leads a consortium of 12 schools located throughout the country in a program to improve the educational culture through the enhancement of interdisciplinary cooperation and coordination. The consortium's program, entitled Project INTERMATH, is funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant under the initiative "Mathematical Sciences and their Applications Throughout the Curriculum." The primary activity of INTERMATH is the development and use of Interdisciplinary Lively Application Projects (ILAPs). These small group projects are developed through the interdisciplinary cooperation of faculty from mathematics and partner disciplines. The consortium has begun the production of ILAPs, which have goals of welding mathematics with the concepts and principles of partner disciplines, promoting curricular reorganization by focusing on student growth in problem solving, and promoting faculty growth through the ILAP development process.

From the student's perspective, ILAPs provide applications which motivate the need to develop mathematical concepts and skills, provide interest in future subjects that become accessible through further study and mastery of mathematics, and enable a broader, more interdisciplinary outlook at an earlier stage of development. From a faculty perspective, ILAPs are valuable tools to accomplish a variety of course goals. In accomplishing these goals, Project INTERMATH will create an infrastructure of schools and faculty that will have the potential for national educational reform.

This volume contains a considerable amount of classroom resource material in the form of project handouts that instructors can use for student homework assignments. These ILAPs are interdisciplinary in their nature, terminology, and notation. They usually require students to use scientific and quantitative reasoning, mathematical modeling, symbolic manipulation skills, and computational tools to solve and analyze scenarios, issues, and questions involving one or more disciplines. The student effort can involve individual or group work, and the final product can be presented in oral and written reports. The actual time spent by students (student-team) to solve and present an ILAP is difficult to predict. The ILAPs in this volume have taken 6-10 hours of student effort on the average. However, as with all large or open-ended problems, there will be a large variation in time spent by different student teams. Guidance from the faculty on the time allocated to work on ILAPs is important.

The material in this volume is formatted so that instructors can duplicate the student hand-out pages and provide them directly to their students. In addition, there are other project-related materials in this volume. Sample solutions, background material, instructor notes, and a student writing guide are included as needed for the projects. These can be used by the instructor for student handouts, after the student solution have been submitted, or as classroom discussion material.

The level of prerequisite skills for the eight projects presented in the volume range from freshman-level algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus; through calculus and partial differential equations. The partner disciplines included in the projects are: mechanics, physics, chemistry, engineering, geography, topography, and exercise physiology. Instructors in almost any undergraduate applied mathematics course (precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, mathematical modeling, advanced calculus, partial differential equations, numerical computing, etc.) could use portions of these projects in their courses. The projects are appropriate for both traditional and reformed courses, although, for many of the projects, computing technology is very helpful.

This volume contains several supporting articles that describe uses for these projects and explanations of other components of Project INTERMATH. Other aspects of Project INTERMATH include promoting faculty communication; developing, studying and testing curricula; and conducting faculty development workshops and conferences. At the first INTERMATH consortium workshop devoted to writing, interdisciplinary teams from eleven schools spent a weekend ILAPs at West Point in November 1993 writing ILAPs and planning for their use of courses.

The NSF has taken the initiative in interdisciplinary education and is currently supporting seven projects to make advances in our interdisciplinary culture. The MAA's Committee for the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) has established a special subcommittee, chaired by Frank Giordano, to study, guide, and promote progress in this area. I believe that faculty can effectively and efficiently use the material in this volume to accomplish the important goal of giving students opportunities to solve problems in an interdisciplinary setting.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledements
ILAPS
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
Articles
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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