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1-021-FeralCatControl-ModelingScenario

Author(s): Rachel Bayless, Nathan Pennington1

Creighton University, Omaha NE USA

Keywords: population growth control feral cats population control neuter trap-kill trap-neuter-return

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Abstract

Resource Image Students act as professional mathematical consultants and write a report analyzing the client's problem. The client company is a fictional organization which advocates for the use of trap-neuter-return (TNR) as a control method for feral cat colonies.

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Resource Type
Differential Equation Type
Qualitative Analysis
Application Area
Technology
Approach
Skills
Key Scientific Process Skills
Assessment Type
Pedagogical Approaches
Vision and Change Core Competencies - Ability
Bloom's Cognitive Level

Description

The students will utilize modified exponential growth models to analyze the efficacy of TNR compared to a euthanasia program.

This activity is structured as a letter from a company seeking assistance with a mathematical problem.

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Author(s): Rachel Bayless, Nathan Pennington1

Creighton University, Omaha NE USA

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