书讯:The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Culturing Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

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COMAP为纪念ICM竞赛成功举办16年编撰的文集“The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Culturing Interdisciplinary Problem”即将出版,现在可以通过COMAP网站预订(预订链接)。

COMAP邀请往年参赛者、指导教师、命题人、评委、竞赛主席共同编撰本书,内容包括如何准备参赛、参赛经历、竞赛的影响等,以及历年ICM竞赛题目和简介,特等奖名单。

COMAP总裁,MCM/ICM竞赛创始人,Sol Garfunkel博士为本书作序。

更多信息请查询COMAP网站:The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Culturing Interdisciplinary Problem Solving (Print)

附序言、目录。

 

序言

ICM—A Bright Promise
I have often said that some ideas are better than the people who have them—and that I am living proof. COMAP is a perfect example. We have somehow managed to survive and flourish for 35 years. We have managed to have some real influence on mathematics education through the creation of materials in print, video, and software that present applications and mathematical modeling at a wide variety of educational levels. I never ceased to be amazed at what has been accomplished. And I know in my heart that the only reason that we have been able to succeed and thrive is through the tireless efforts and energies of the Chris Arneys and Frank Giordanos and Paul Campbells who have chosen to work with us all of these years. 

ICM is an idea that has proven to be a beacon to those who love mathematics for its ability to analyze and help solve real and important problems. Both MCM and ICM have drawn students and faculty alike into the modeling fold. All of us who do this work appreciate mathematics for its beauty. But all of us also appreciate the power of mathematics to help us understand and deal with the complexities of our world. We are educators and we want our students to see knowledge not compartmentalized into a discrete set of disciplines, but with all of its interconnections. 

For many students, working on MCM or ICM problems is the first time that they have been asked to work in a team environment. For many, it is the first time that a teacher has told them that they can use any (inanimate) resources at their disposal. And for many, it is the first time that they are given time to think and plan their work. Working on an ICM problem is almost always their first experience of being asked to draw significantly on knowledge of more than one discipline at a time. Yet this is the world they inhabit. This is what modern life and careers will demand. 

This volume is a labor of love, as is the ICM contest itself. The people who have put this together have made another major contribution to our education system—nationally and internationally. We owe them a debt of gratitude. Interdisciplinary education is our hope for a brighter future. ICM is one light along that way, a torch that we are proud to have lit and a flame that we are dedicated to nurturing for years and years to come. 

Sol Garfunkel
Executive Director
COMAP

目录

Preface: ICM-A Bright Promise 

Part I: The Contest

A Short History of the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)

Reflections and Advice from Participants

Reflections and Advice from Two Former ICM Competitors 
Reflecting on the 2014 ICM: Building Confidence and Inspiration
Reflections on the ICM: Competing and Coaching
My Story with the ICM
Our Story of Modeling in the ICM

Reflections and Advice from Advisors

Helping Students Get the Most from the ICM
On the Road of Mathematical and Interdisciplinary Modeling: My Decade-Long Association with ICM
Developing an Interdisciplinary Mindset with Students through the ICM

Reflections and Advice from Judges

Judges’ Reflections on the ICM
Practical Advice

The ICM Problems 1999–2014

Recognitions and Interesting Facts

Part II: Interdisciplinarity

Developing and Understanding Interdisciplinary Problem Solving 
Modeling and Problem Solving: Curriculum and Program Development 
“Multidisciplinary Trouble” and Learning: A SENCER Approach 
Bright Future of Interdisciplinarity and the ICM

Reading about Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

Reviews of Interdisciplinary Books 
References about Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

About the Editors

 

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