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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

For a Special Issue on
SIMIODE: Using Modeling to Motivate and Teach Differential Equations

Abstract deadline
01 December 2022

Manuscript deadline
15 March 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

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SIMIODE: Using Modeling to Motivate and Teach Differential Equations

Handling Associate Editor: Greg Oates, School of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia

Issue Editorial Board

Contact Editor: Brian Winkel, Director, SIMIODE, Chardon OH USA
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Maila Hallare, Mathematical Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, USAFA CO USA
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Brody Johnson, Mathematics and Statistics, St. Louis University, St. Louis MO USA
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Glenn Ledder, Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE USA
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Yanping Ma, Mathematics, Loyola Marymount, University, Los Angeles CA USA
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Mark Nelson, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW AUSTRALIA
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Cheryl Potocki, Mathematics, Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington DE USA
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Becky Sanft, Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Asheville NC USA
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We invite colleagues to submit papers for publication in a Special Issue  devoted to using modeling to motivate and teach differential equations.

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.

Papers should enable readers to 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. 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.

Practical implementation is the main goal, but there is also opportunity for reflection about for example:

  • personal and professional feedback from students and teachers;
  • assessment – instruments, approaches, and results;
  • broader discussion about such issues as timing, relevance and transferability to cognate courses, evidence of effectiveness, and motivation for teachers and students.

The ideas and activities presented in the paper should be immediately usable.

Submission Instructions

Authors should first submit an an abstract proposal for consideration by the Guest Editors, who will consider all proposals and notify authors of abstracts considered for full paper submission. 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 [email protected]

For papers accepted for submission,  the 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. Submissions should be in the form  of specific Classroom Notes. Classroom Notes are shorter, peer-reviewed articles which are not research articles, and are often new ideas for the mathematics teacher to use in teaching. The language for publication is English.

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Key Dates

1 Dec 2022     Submit paper Title and Abstract for consideration

15 Jan 2023    Paper submission invitations extended to accepted abstract submissions

15 Mar 2023   Final due date of paper for publication submission consideration

1 June 2023    Authors notified of Review Decisions

1 July 2023    Final Revisions Due

1 December, 2023   Expected Publication

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