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1. 22 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): MK Kjelvik, EH Schultheis

Data Nuggets are narratives about real research, featuring the principal scientist, that include data students can analyze.   Right now they are aimed at K-12 students, but many topics covered are taught in college courses, and there is no limit to what mathematical or statistical concepts...

2. 21 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Ron Milo, Rob Phillips

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/819Vignettes that reveal how numbers serve as a sixth sense to understanding our cells.Sample figures:[[Slider(105-f3-ViralMeasuringTape-13.png,...

3. 21 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Bob Sheehy

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/746This flash tutorial simulates analysis of a 2 point test cross and will walk you through the analysis of two hypothetical traits. Your goal is to determine if these traits...

4. 20 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/238This is a short essay I wrote in 2014 to share with my students, after hearing the inevitable "I'm not good at math." as a reaction to some quantitative topics in class.  I...

5. 19 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Shannan Muskopf

A PowerPoint slideshow which informs the viewer of  the purposes of chi square.  The PowerPoint includes  definitions of relevant terms,  step-by-step procedures for calculating chi square, and questions for individual thoughts.  The slides support one example...

6. 18 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Matthew S. Kaufman

"This case study uses a PowerPoint-driven approach combined with role-playing to explore issues surrounding the grey seal population off the coast of New England, specifically Chatham, Massachusetts. After gathering information, the students take the part of Chatham City council members and...

7. 18 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): W.D. Bowen, J. McMillan, R. Mohn

"Grey seal pup production on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, has been monitored since the early 1960s. We estimated pup production on Sable Island in 1997 using aerial photography with a correction for detection of pups on the imagery and a statistical model to account for the proportion of pups...

8. 17 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Brandon M. Hale, Maeve L. McCarthy

Describes the logistic population growth model and applies it to the scenario of population growth and overabundance in white-tailed deer. Activity also contains links to more advanced activities such how to model the harvesting rate of a population with logistic growth.

9. 16 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Robert Jeanne, Jan Cheetham, Lee Clippard, Alan Wolf, Les Howles, Edna Francisco, Michelle Glenetski, Bahman Zakeri, Cidney Frietag, Steven Clark, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Ben Schulte, Olaf Olson

"The capacity for growth is a measure of the success of a population of a species. Because there are so many interactions between individuals and the environment, measuring how well populations grow is often complex. Population biologists frequently use mathematical growth models to help...

10. 15 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/239This is a teaching resource that uses fascinating images and videos of leaf cutter ants foraging in Panama to provide an engaging context for students to learn about mathematics and...

11. 15 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Shoumita Dasgupta, Katherine Larabee Tuttle

"This interactive case discussion was created to emphasize the clinical relevance of population genetics, but is also a suitable resource for teaching the basic principles of population genetics while relating them to human genetic variation. Our understanding of human genetic variation has...

12. 14 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Dr. Kaci Thompson, Dr. Kären Nelson

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/744This is an online activity that provides an introduction to Punnett squares as a tool for visualizing genetic inheritance. The ratios of possible genotypes and phenotypes...

13. 12 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Bozeman Science, Paul Andersen

This 12-minute video describes what a chi-square analysis is and illustrates 3 examples of how to perform one, increasing in complexity. The video starts with the classic example of a coin toss, then rolling die, and finally, with  realistic ecological...

14. 12 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Dr. Kaci Thompson, Dr. Karen Nelson

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/743An online module in which students learn about more difficult genetics problems, including linked genes and crossing over. Quantitatively students learn about marginal...

15. 10 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winston Chang

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/780The goal of the cookbook is to provide solutions to common tasks and problems in analyzing data.

16. 09 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Dr. Kaci Thompson, Dr. Kären Nelson

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/742An online module utilizing probability and Punnett squares to introduce students to more complex genetic problems. The module emphasizes students' use of probability...

17. 07 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Dr. Kaci Thompson, Dr. Kären Nelson

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/741This is an online activity that explains basic concepts of probability. Some concepts introduced include when to add or multiply probabilities, and independent and...

18. 05 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Drew LaMar

This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/240This course will be an overview of the mathematical tools used in quantitative analysis and modeling of biological systems. The goal is to develop quantitative reasoning skills through the...