Designing Math Courses: Pedagogical Issues. Glenn Ledder Department of Mathematics University of Nebraska-Lincoln [email protected] http://www.math.unl.edu/~gledder1/Talks/. Key Issues to Consider. Course Goal Main purpose and place in curriculum Constraints
50% vector calculus, 50% complex variables
I wrote an NSF grant for an interdisciplinary undergraduate research program in mathematical biology.
The proposal included “a 3-credit course to introduce young students to interdisciplinary research.”
In effect, I jumped off the Sears Tower with a bag of cloth and hardware, expecting to build a parachute on the way down.
“Early” means “between high school and college.”
xt+1 = Mxt,wherexis a vector giving the populations of the different stages and Mis a matrix of parameters