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What: Students are introduced to the basics of mathematical modeling in various workshops using familiar applications. A detailed description of the topics offered can be found below.

Who: Depending on the choice of subject, either upper or intermediate mathematics courses

When: on request, one day

Where:   School Laboratory Mathematics, KIT Campus South

Expense contribution: free of charge

Registration:  Appointments can be arranged individually by email.

How does Google actually work? What must be done to ensure that a solar power plant generates as much electricity as possible and what does all this have to do with math?

On the basis of these and other practice-oriented questions, pupils are introduced to the basics of mathematical modelling in various modules by scientists. Mathematical contents, such as angle sentences or matrices, which students may already know from lessons, are used in this context. In addition to thematic competences, the workshops promote process-related competences. This includes problem solving and modelling in particular, but also communication and argumentation as well as the use of tools (e. g. e-learning units, MATLAB, GeoGebra). The CAMMP day takes place at the Mathematics Laboratory in the South Campus of the KIT Karlsruhe and, depending on the choice of topic, is carried out by one or two academic staff members with advanced or intermediate level courses.

In the morning, students will receive an introduction in the form of a lecture, which illustrates the importance of mathematical modelling and simulation for science and industry by means of various examples. The workshops will then take place. In the afternoon, the results of pupils are presented and discussed in relation to the initial situation.


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