We invite colleagues to submit articles for publication in a SIMIODE Special Issue of International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, devoted to using modeling to motivate and teach differential equations.
The first step is to submit an abstract proposal no later than 1 December 2022 for consideration by the Guest Editors, who will consider all proposals and notify authors of abstracts considered for full paper submission, by 15 January 2023. Abstracts should include the title, details of all authors, and be in the order of 250-500 words, excluding references (references not essential, may include a few in support of the proposal). Abstract proposals should be forwarded to Director@simiode.org .
Recognizing that differential equations is a pivotal STEM course, we seek to provide sources of experiences and activities to support the use of modeling to introduce, motivate, teach and learn, understand, appreciate, and render transferability of the mathematics of differential equations to cognate areas.
What kind of papers are we looking for?
Papers in which readers can take away usable materials and methods for their teaching with specific modeling activities, strategies for teaching, data used and referenced, and classroom narratives in which the engagement of both faculty and students in the use of models is demonstrated are most desirable. These papers should include specific modeling activities (with data used and referenced), teaching pedagogies or strategies, and classroom narratives on the engagement of both faculty and students in the use of differential equations as mathematical models.
Readers of this SIMIODE Special Issue should find useful and immediate material they can bring to their classrooms to use modeling to teach differential equations. While practical implementation is the main goal, there is opportunity for reflection – both personal and professional from students and teachers; assessment – instruments, approaches, and results; and broader discussion about such issues as timing, relevance and transferability to cognate courses, evidence of effectiveness, and motivation for teacher and student.
Classroom Notes is the format
Submissions should be in the form of specific Classroom Notes. See Aims and Scopes of IJMEST. Classroom Notes are shorter, but complete, peer-reviewed articles which are not research articles, and are often new ideas for the mathematics teacher to use in teaching. The ideas and activities rendered should be immediately usable. Length of contributions should be on the order of 3,000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures. Longer papers may be considered should the material merit extended coverage. The language for publication is English.
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