# Building Mathematical Models and Biological Insight in an Introductory Biology Course

Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (2011)

- Volume: 6, Issue: 6, page 198-214
- ISSN: 0973-5348

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topWeisstein, A. E.. "Building Mathematical Models and Biological Insight in an Introductory Biology Course." Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena 6.6 (2011): 198-214. <http://eudml.org/doc/222242>.

@article{Weisstein2011,

abstract = {A growing body of literature testifies to the importance of quantitative reasoning skills
in the 21st-century biology curriculum, and to the learning benefits associated with
active pedagogies. The process of modeling a biological system provides an approach that
integrates mathematical skills and higher-order thinking with existing course content
knowledge. We describe a general strategy for teaching model-building in an introductory
biology course, using the example of a model of an infectious disease outbreak.
Preliminary assessment data suggest that working through the formal process of model
construction may help students develop their scientific reasoning and communication
skills. },

author = {Weisstein, A. E.},

journal = {Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena},

keywords = {mathematical modeling; education; mathematical biology; epidemiology},

language = {eng},

month = {10},

number = {6},

pages = {198-214},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {Building Mathematical Models and Biological Insight in an Introductory Biology Course},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/222242},

volume = {6},

year = {2011},

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PB - EDP Sciences

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SP - 198

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AB - A growing body of literature testifies to the importance of quantitative reasoning skills
in the 21st-century biology curriculum, and to the learning benefits associated with
active pedagogies. The process of modeling a biological system provides an approach that
integrates mathematical skills and higher-order thinking with existing course content
knowledge. We describe a general strategy for teaching model-building in an introductory
biology course, using the example of a model of an infectious disease outbreak.
Preliminary assessment data suggest that working through the formal process of model
construction may help students develop their scientific reasoning and communication
skills.

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KW - mathematical modeling; education; mathematical biology; epidemiology

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