ERIC Number: EJ1055204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Building Context with Tumor Growth Modeling Projects in Differential Equations
Beier, Julie C.; Gevertz, Jana L.; Howard, Keith E.
PRIMUS, v25 n4 p297-325 2015
The use of modeling projects serves to integrate, reinforce, and extend student knowledge. Here we present two projects related to tumor growth appropriate for a first course in differential equations. They illustrate the use of problem-based learning to reinforce and extend course content via a writing or research experience. Here we discuss methods of preparing students for a research/writing experience, the critical thinking involved in completing the project, and the basic assessment of student work.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Mathematical Models, Equations (Mathematics), Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Research Skills, Writing Skills, Critical Thinking, Cancer
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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