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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.
math attitudes, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Introductory, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Majors
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169
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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, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Majors
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189
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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, Undergraduate, Audience Level
851
194
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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.
ecology, graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Introductory, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors
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185
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06.2019
Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.
ecology, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level
768
171
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06.2019
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, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors
728
183
0
0
06.2019

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, Undergraduate, Audience Level
737
192
0
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06.2019

Frayer model growth mindset

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0

A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
growth mindset, Frayer model, Lab, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
1.2K
465
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06.2019

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.
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Undergraduate, Audience Level
658
174
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06.2019

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.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Undergraduate, Audience Level
710
181
0
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06.2019

Answer Checking Highlander's notes

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Answer Checking v1.0

Highlander's teacher notes
math attitudes, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Undergraduate, Audience Level
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05.2019

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, Undergraduate, Audience Level
707
108
0
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05.2019

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, Undergraduate, Audience Level
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105
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05.2019

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, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Activity Length, 1 Hour
624
157
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05.2019

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.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Lab, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
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214
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05.2019

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, Undergraduate, Audience Level
775
216
0
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05.2019
This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.
reflective writing, Introductory, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
715
164
0
0
05.2019
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.
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Introductory, Undergraduate, Audience Level
661
175
0
0
05.2019

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, Undergraduate, Audience Level
666
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05.2019
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
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Introductory, Undergraduate, Audience Level
686
106
0
0
05.2019
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Undergraduate, Audience Level
600
98
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05.2019
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.
math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Introductory, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, 1 Hour
718
158
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05.2019

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.
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Undergraduate, Audience Level
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05.2019

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.
growth mindset, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, mistakes, value of mistakes, Undergraduate, Audience Level
893
194
0
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05.2019

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.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Introductory, Undergraduate, Audience Level
789
202
0
0
05.2019