Interdisciplinary mathematics and science courses are increasing in popularity. Faculty teaching these courses are given the opportunity to show how mathematics plays an important role in science and how it can be used to improve our understanding of mathematics and science. This paper discusses a new course in mathematical modeling that focuses on environmental issues. Course content and format are presented, as well as the results of a study on the changes in students’ perceptions of their mathematical abilities as a result of taking this new course.
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Dean, P.; Hydorn, D.; and Sumner, S.
"Impact of a New Introductory Mathematical Modeling Course on Student Confidence in Mathematical Ability and Skills,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 2
, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol2/iss2/21