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94 Tools for Teaching 1999 INTERMODULAR DESCRIPTION SHEET: UMAP Unit 777
 

Summary: 94 Tools for Teaching 1999
INTERMODULAR DESCRIPTION SHEET: UMAP Unit 777
TITLE: Population Models in Biology and Demography
AUTHOR: George Ashline
Joanna Ellis-Monaghan
Dept. of Mathematics
St. Michael’s College
Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
gashline@smcvt@edu
MATHEMATICAL FIELD: Calculus
APPLICATION FIELD: Demography, biology
TARGET AUDIENCE: Students in řrst-semester calculus.
ABSTRACT: This module presents applications from microbiology
and demography that give a physical context for critical
concepts in a řrst-semester calculus course. Elemen-
tary models of population growth are developed using
data collected from biological experiments conducted
during the course. Then, proceeding from “microcosm
to macrocosm,” the tools of calculus, demographic soft-

  

Source: Ashline, George - Department of Mathematics, Saint Michaels College

 

Collections: Mathematics