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Figure of the Day: Disease version

By Arietta Fleming-Davies

QUBES; Radford University

Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown. Forked version with all infectious disease graphs.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group BIOMAAP: Biology Student Math Attitudes and Anxiety Program

Version 1.0 - published on 20 Nov 2018 doi:10.25334/Q4F72J - cite this

Licensed under CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

Adapted from: Figure of the Day v 1.0

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This version is a ‘fork’ of the original BIOMAAP resource, with all figures showing data on infectious disease.  Unlike the original version, this does not include detailed notes about graph features to point out, so if you are new to Figure of the Day you might want to check out the original resource first.

By presenting graphs with all labels removed, Figure of the Day helps students engage in graph interpretation by turning it into a puzzle. Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown. Figure of the Day can also help students learn to enjoy the experience of tackling a very challenging (or even impossible!) problem by providing repeated daily practice.

Each figure is presented as a pair of slides, the first with all axis labels and legends removed, and the second as the original figure. Students are asked to make observations about the unlabeled version and guess what pattern is represented. Figures are roughly ordered by difficulty, and are intended to be incorporated one at a time into different class meetings over the course of the semester. Also see our collection of community-contributed Figures of the Day on various biology and quantitative themes, or contribute your own!

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This version is a ‘fork’ of the original BIOMAAP resource, with all figures showing data on infectious disease.  Unlike the original version, this does not include detailed notes about graph features to point out, so if you are new to Figure of the Day you might want to check out the original resource first

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