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Designing a Hands-On Approach to Calculus (D-4317)
Author(s): William Glass Subject: Math
  A hands-on computer-oriented calculus curriculum. Based on a course, "Calculus Can Be Fun," using physical and computer experimentation, group work, discussion and writing as tools for instruction.
Epidemics Game Packet
Author(s): Will Glass Subject: Cross-Curricular
  From Catalina Foothills School District. This packet includes a description of a simple game to be played in a classroom or with other groups of people as well as follow up exercises. Includes: a) Teaching System Dynamics: Looking at Epidemics (William Glass). Material for teaching system dynamics concepts through a game based on the spread of an epidemic. It includes models, exercises for students, and teacher guidelines. Requires a Macintosh computer and STELLA software if the entire packet is used. b) The Epidemic Game -- Observations (William Glass). A supplemental description of using the Epidemics game in the classroom.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect. For some illness/disease, symptoms appear long after initial infection. Sometimes people travel great distance while infected because they are unaware of the infection. Medical "detectives" faced with an epidemic must understand how the infection spreads and how quickly. Delays in the system make this more difficult.
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