Using Data to Motivate the Models Used in Introductory Mathematics Courses
Although data is often used to estimate parameters for models in calculus and differential equations, the models themselves are seldom justified. In this paper, the data itself is used to motivate mathematical models in introductory mathematics courses. In doing so, various regression and optimization techniques are illustrated.
Kerley, Lyndell; and Knisley, Jeff. 2001. Using Data to Motivate the Models Used in Introductory Mathematics Courses. PRIMUS. Vol.11(2). 111-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511970108965983 ISSN: 1051-1970