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This is a completed Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). FMNs are sustained, immersive, community-based professional development opportunities for faculty. FMNs support the adaptation and implementation of materials and/or instructional approaches in their classrooms. Learn more about FMNs.

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Biology Students Math Attitudes and Anxiety Program (BIOMAAP)

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Goals

  • Familiarize faculty with background on how math attitudes can impact Biology students, and help participants explore a range of tools to address math attitudes and anxiety in their Biology courses
  • Access strategies to affect math attitudes and anxiety across general themes such as metacognition, growth mindset, learning progressions, model thinking, and data visualization, as well as specific ready-to-use teaching materials in each of these areas

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Final Products

Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
Probability, modeling, simulation, module, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, foraging, linear regression, growth mindset, Measurement, proportions, linear equations, optimization, Activity, agriculture, predator-prey, Algebra, dairy, economics, elevation, Chapter 5, fmn, exercise, Interpreting Data, in-class activity, Secondary, Worksheet, behavioral ecology, predation ecology, math attitudes, parameters, Lesson Plan, DIG, trophic cascades, Introduction to Modeling, Probability & Statistics, Antarctic foodd webs, Middle School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Possible Tasks, Good Practice in Statistics, Representing Data, Center & Distribution, Probability Models, Accuracy, Compare, Evaluate, Measure, Quantify, data collection, Mean, Median & Mode, mistakes, value of mistakes, OpenStax, Animal Physiology, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Cleaned, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour
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06.06.2019
Adaptation of Figure of the Day activity used on a weekly basis in an environmental data analysis/statistics course.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, introductory, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Majors
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06.06.2019

Growth Mindset Prompt

Arietta Fleming-Davies, Jennifer Prairie

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Introduction to Growth Mindset v1.0

Before giving an introduction to growth mindset, these prompts can be given to students so they can brainstorm activities they associate with long hours of practice (growth mindset) vs. natural talent (fixed mindset). Developed by Arietta Fleming-Davies.
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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06.06.2019

Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma

Kate S Boersma

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.
differential equations, module, sustainability, ecology, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, case study, predatory-prey model, graphs, discrete mathematics, agriculture, Resources @ DIMACS, climate change, environment, Lotka-Volterra, population ecology, endangered species, conservation biology, migration ecology, Resources @ QUBES - Teaching & Reference, science, math attitudes, ecosystems, food chain, predator-prey interactions, algae, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, experiment, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project
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06.01.2019
Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.
ecology, Excel, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, foraging, climate change, fmn, phenology, optimal foraging, natural history collections, math attitudes, DIG, butterfly, interspecific interactions, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Inequalities, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour
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06.01.2019
Teaching notes from my use of BIOMAAP Growth Mindset teaching materials in my 300 level Ecology class for majors.
growth mindset, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors
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06.01.2019

Introduction to Growth Mindset

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Introduction to Growth Mindset v1.0

This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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06.01.2019

Frayer model growth mindset

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0

A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
forest ecology, ecology, climate change, carbon, Plant Ecology, data management, Bioinformatics Education, spreadsheets, Bioinformatics and Genomics, Community Dynamics, NEON, Biogeochemistry, diversity, DIG, carbon cycling, National Ecological Observatory Network, productivity, net ecosystem production, gross primary production, ecosystem respiration, carbon fluxes, Functions, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C6. Models, C8. Data types, C9. Implications, Recommended by NIBLSE, OpenStax, biomass, diversity index, Frayer model, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour, Extended Project
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06.01.2019

Reflective Writing Prompt

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Reflective Writing v1.0

This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice.
faculty mentoring networks, ecology, writing, Communities of Practice, reflective writing, math attitudes, diversity, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Functions, OpenStax, diversity index, introductory, Poster, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Abstract, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, Conference material
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06.01.2019

Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
data manipulation, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, case study, graphs, species richness, R programming language, ANOVA, population ecology, endangered species, species diversity, conservation biology, migration ecology, birds, ggplot2, Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, math attitudes, Universal Design for Learning, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, accessibility, wildfire, BACI design, UDL, introductory, Lab, Presentation, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Raw, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Workshop material
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06.01.2019

Answer Checking Highlander's notes

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Answer Checking v1.0

Highlander's teacher notes
education, Logarithms, species interactions, natural history, collections, digital resources, climate change, paleontology, Algebra, fmn, phenology, Resources @ QUBES - Teaching & Reference, natural history collections, math attitudes, DIG, environmental variation, trophic mismatch, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, #NGSS, Genetics and Evolution, introductory, Article, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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05.31.2019

Reflective Writing teacher notes_Highlander

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Reflective Writing v1.0

Highlander's teacher notes
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.31.2019

Growth Mindset teacher notes_Highlander

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Introduction to Growth Mindset v1.0

Highlander's teaching notes
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.31.2019

Intro to BIOMAAP - Highlander teacher notes

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview v1.0

How I implemented these materials
math attitudes, genotype, alleles, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Genetics and Evolution, Frequencies, Hardy-Weinberg model, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour
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05.31.2019

Additional Figures of the Day - Parasitology

Elizabeth Hamman

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

These additional figures were used in a Parasitology course (juniors and seniors) at Radford University.
Resources @ ESA - TIEE, case study, linear equations, calculus, graphs, population ecology, endangered species, conservation biology, migration ecology, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, hyperbolic equations, Cellular Processes, rates of change, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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05.30.2019

Some Figures of the Day for Microbiology

Polly Parks

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown. These are some specifically for microbiology.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.28.2019
This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.
reflective writing, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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05.28.2019
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. Includes Teaching Notes.
internship, exponential equations, writing, conservation ecology, reflective writing, math attitudes, place based learning, Self-Efficacy, Resources @ BIOMAAP, cultural context, hyperbolic equations, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, Experiential Education, growth factor, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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05.28.2019

Answer Checking - Teaching Notes

Jayme Dyer

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Answer Checking v1.0

I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes. / This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of simple examples.
math attitudes, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.28.2019
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
 This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
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05.28.2019
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.28.2019
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
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05.21.2019

Reflective Writing Adapted for Non-Majors

Crystal Peirce

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Reflective Writing v1.0

This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. The prompts have been modified to be inclusive of other subjects than solely math.
Probability, module, plant physiology, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, introductory biology, scientific method, botany, pedagogy, teaching strategies, laboratory, species richness, writing, aquatic ecology, fmn, Coevolution, pollination biology, natural history collections, reflective writing, NEON, math attitudes, DIG, environmental variation, Microsoft Excel, habitat permanency, upper level wetland ecology, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Summer Workshop 2018, introductory, Article, Lab, Poster, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Report, Abstract, Undergraduate, Dataset, Publication, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Workshop material
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05.14.2019

Adapted Value of Mistakes

Sheela Vemu

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Value of Mistakes v1.0

This module is adapted from BIOMAAP materials on the value of mistakes and application of growth mindset in a microbiology lab.
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05.10.2019

Figure of the Day - Adapted for Non-Majors

Crystal Peirce

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
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05.09.2019