undergraduate research, mathematical biology, quantitative reasoning, calculus, differential equations, biology education, mathematics education
The importance of mathematics to biology is illustrated by search data from Google Scholar. I argue that a pedagogical approach based on student research projects is likely to improve retention and foster critical thinking about mathematical modeling, as well as reinforce quantitative reasoning and the appreciation of calculus as a tool. The usual features of a course (e.g., the instructor, assessment, text, etc.) are shown to have very different purposes in a research-based course.
Wallace, Dorothy. "Parts of the Whole: Why I Teach This Subject This Way." Numeracy 10, Iss. 2 (2017): Article 17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5038/1936-4618.104.22.168
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