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POPULUS Simulations of interspecific competition using the Lotka-Volterra model
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13 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Scott Creel
Explores the Lotka-Volterra model of interspecific competition using Populus.
Quantitative Modules to accompany general biology courses
06 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Lou Gross, Susan Harrell Yee, Monica Beals
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/828This collection of about 50 modules were developed to accompany general biology courses and allow instructors to add some quantitative examples in many of the topics in a...
Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?
06 Feb 2015 |
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/890https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU5XkhUGzBs
POPULUS Evolutionary forces
03 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jonathan M. Brown
This lab is focused on understanding how evolutionary forces - including mutation, genetic drift, migration, and selection - result in changes in population allele frequencies.
A quick tour of IONTW
30 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Winfried Just, Ying Xin
In this module we guide you through some of the capabilities of IONTW. Highlights include the types of networks supported, setting up various types of models of disease transmission, observing the resulting dynamics, and collecting statistics on the outcomes. Along the way, the module also...
30 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Miles Silman
Lab exercise in which students model both discrete and continuous density-independent growth. Students also model discrete and time-lagged density-dependent growth. General questions are provided at the end.
Lotka-Volterra, the logistic equation, and Isle Royale
30 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Malcolm
Students work through the basic Lotka-Volterra predator prey model using an example in which the prey exhibit density independence. Students then incorporate density dependence of prey items using several different features of Populus.
POPULUS Genetic Drift Computer Simulation
30 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joanna Vondrasek, Janis Antonovics, Doug Taylor
A stand-alone lab exercise developed for the Evolution course at the University of Virginia. Explores the effects of population size and initial allele frequency on the loss/fixation of alleles.
24 Jan 2015 |
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/889OpenIntro was started with one goal in mind: create a free and open-source introductory textbook. The mission of OpenIntro is to make educational products that...
23 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel Kaplan, Karl-Dieter Crisman, Nicholas Horton, Eric Marland, Randall Pruim
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/825From the project website: Project MOSAIC is a community of educators working to develop a new way to introduce mathematics, statistics, computation and modeling...
23 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Nicholas Reich, Andrea Foulkes, Harrel Blatt, Eric Cohen, Gregory Matthews
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/781From the project website:What is statsTeachR?statsTeachR is an open-access, online repository of modular lesson plans, a.k.a. "modules", for teaching...
CATALST - Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics
22 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joan Garfield, Robert delMas, Andrew Zieffler, Allan Rossman, Beth Chance, John Holcomb, George Cobb
From the project website: "This project uses the acronym CATALST (Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics) to represent the goal of accelerating change in the teaching and learning of statistics. The changes we are working towards are in both content and pedagogy. Our focus is the...
Data Nuggets - Bringing Real Data into the Classroom to Unearth Students' Quantitative & Inquiry Skills
22 Jan 2015 | | 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...
Chi-Square analysis of two point test cross data
21 Jan 2015 | | 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...
Essay to students about the fallacy of fixed math ability
20 Jan 2015 | | 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...
Ch 11 Genetics and Statistics (Chi Square)
19 Jan 2015 | | 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...
Sealing the Deal The Grey Seal Problem in the U.S. Northeast
18 Jan 2015 | | 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...
An Introduction to Population Ecology - The Logistic Growth Equation
17 Jan 2015 | | 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.
Connecting Concepts: Interactive Lessons in Biology, Ecology, Population Dynamics
16 Jan 2015 | | 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...
AIMS- Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics - studying leaf cutter ants to learn linear regression
15 Jan 2015 | | 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...