"Quant Bio Teaching Activities" 7 posts

#### Gapminder Videos

Videos and tools to engage students with socially relevant statistics.

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#### PhET

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source (see our source code). Multiple sponsors support the PhET project, enabling these resources to be free to all students and teachers.

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#### QB@CC

An NSF funded network of community college biology and math faculty developing  OER quantitative biology modules. Check the website for modules, and join the group for updates about upcoming opportunities.

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#### Modeling Metabolic Rate (BIOL 150)

I developed this in-class exercise last year at the BioQuest workshop.  I haven't had a chance to run it in class as yet, but it does incorporate quantitative biology and provide a series of activities to have students develop a hypothesis, a prediction, and determine if their prediction matches up with the actual model of metabolic rate in humans vs. flies.

All this work is mine, so it can be considered to be open-source

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#### HHMI BioInteractive teacher guide for math and stats

Topics include measures of average (mean, median, and mode), variability (range and standard deviation), uncertainty (standard error and 95% confidence interval), Chi-square analysis, student t-test, Hardy-Weinberg equation, frequency calculations, and more.

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#### MathBench

These modules introduce students (and anyone else who's interested) to the mathematical underpinnings of what they learn in introductory biology courses. But unlike a textbook, the modules are not full of equations and proofs. Instead, we try to bring math to life using intuitive approaches, everyday situations, and even humor. The modules contain hundreds of interactive activities, games, and questions. They range from the relatively simple (what to do with division) to the relatively abstruse (discrete diffusion models).

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#### Education resources on Data Nugget website

On our Data Nugget website we have a Resources page where we collect all of the great education resources that have come to our attention over the years. We'll be sure to update it with all the suggestions you share here!

The resources are organized by the science or math concepts addressed, and we have a list of other great educational program websites.