### Connections with mathematics and programming through modeling

Sunday, January 17 – 10:15 – 11:20am

**E.** **Connections with mathematics and programming through modeling. – Maria Droujkova and Blake Stacey**

Description: Computer models and simulations can make abstract mathematics concrete and explore idealizations we make of the real world. We’ll discuss how to use widely-available software to visualize mathematics, and how students can do what professional scientists do, like using computers to get numerical solutions when analytic tools are unavailable.

Discuss: Maria Droujkova leads the Math 2.0 Interest Group and the Physics + Math + Modeling local community. Blake Stacey has somehow gotten paid to use Python, SciPy and the Intertubes for nominally educationalpurposes.

Large resolution Theory of Change mind map

NaturalMath.com

Natural Math Google Group

Math 2.0 Google Group (called “mathfuture” for when we go beyond version 2.0)

Entertaining and informative link resources for your edification and amusement:

*VPython and

*earthmoon.py (shown during session)