Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: 
KIDD 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Abstract: 

This presentation will summarize briefly the range of activities over the past several decades to enhance the quantitative conceptual and skill development of undergraduate life science students. These have included formal quantitative courses with emphasis on biological examples, as well as approaches that incorporate quantitative concepts within life science courses. We will consider a few case studies, including some with audience participation, to illustrate how biological examples might enhance insight about several different areas of mathematics. Finally, we will discuss the limited evidence regarding the effectiveness of real-world examples in learning mathematical concepts and a current project to develop an assessment tool in quantitative biology.