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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 757455–460 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.7.3
Published: 01 September 2013
...Darrell L. Ray Students often enter biology programs deficient in the math and computational skills that would enhance their attainment of a deeper understanding of the discipline. To address some of these concerns, I developed a series of spreadsheet simulation exercises that focus on some of the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774265–272 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.6
Published: 01 April 2015
... observations. Students have reviewed the lab positively, and approximately one-quarter of them reported building their math skills by participating in the lab. © 2015 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 725296–300 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.5.7
Published: 01 May 2010
...Hochberg Robert; Gabric Kathleen The ““new biology”” of the 21st century is increasingly dependent on mathematics, and preparing high school students to have both strong science and math skills has created major challenges for both disciplines. Researchers and educators in biology and mathematics...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 72120–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.1.6
Published: 01 January 2010
... unit. Combined, the exercises described here give students experience with the following math applications and skills: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, unit conversions, weights and measures, ratios, square roots, coefficients, vectors, rates of change, equilibrium, scales, approximation, direct and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784278–284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.278
Published: 01 April 2016
... math (STEM) disciplines are being encouraged by agencies funding their research to develop outreach activities that typically involve schools. Outreach programs promoting interactions between schools and universities are one means to address this need, and here we describe such a program between a Los...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 767478–479 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.7.11
Published: 01 September 2014
...Yvette D. Scherer In this activity, students are given the opportunity to combine skills in math and geometry for a biology lesson in the cell cycle. Students utilize the data they collect and analyze from an online onion-root-tip activity to create a paper-plate time clock representing a 24-hour...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824210–215 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.210
Published: 01 April 2020
... – a randomized controlled trial . FEMS Microbiology Letters , 363 , 1 – 9 . Ke , F. ( 2008 ). A case study of computer gaming for math: engaged learning from gameplay? Computers & Education , 51 , 1609 – 1620 . Ke , F. & Abras , T. ( 2013 ). Games for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824201–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.201
Published: 01 April 2020
... to ensure that all students succeed. BCHS houses many special programs, including the DaVinci Science/Math Research Institute, in which students (~120 students per grade, or ~480 total) take four years of honors and AP math and science courses. Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824247–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.247
Published: 01 April 2020
... limited instructor expertise to student math anxiety have slowed progress on addressing this need ( Donovan, 2008 ; Uttl et al., 2013 ). The swirl package was designed to mitigate many of these challenges and to present students with authentic programming and analysis tasks in a research-based context...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822104–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.104
Published: 01 February 2020
... necessary while leaving the rest to flounder. The advent of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) has tackled this issue by sparking a nationwide movement toward more student-centered pedagogical approaches ( Achieve Inc., 2013 ). With this new...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82111–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.11
Published: 01 January 2020
...; designed activities to address their weaknesses; revised course content to focus less on math skills and more on understanding of the concepts (e.g., Hardy-Weinberg equation). Jane: Designed activities to expose students to difficult math concepts (logarithms) in several ways. Richard: Did not...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82118–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.18
Published: 01 January 2020
... manuscript. In response to calls for improved science and math education (e.g., AAAS, 2011, 2015 ; Bradforth et al., 2015 ; Cooper et al., 2015 ), many college biology instructors implement reform-based science education in their courses. Often these changes involve replacing more traditional, lecture...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 8213–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.3
Published: 01 January 2020
... integrate math concepts to analyze data. This can also be done for the “captured” birds in the “Be a Bird Biologist” lesson. Introduce Microsoft Excel prior to the “Citizen Science for Birds” lesson. This will ensure that your students are prepared for data entry and will learn a fundamental skill they...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817465 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.465
Published: 01 September 2019
... burnish their own math skills, making them more confident to teach these skills in class. Others seek out professional development to enhance their knowledge and skills in addressing math anxiety, growth mindset, and grit. For biology faculty who wish to engage students in quantitative biology as part of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819618–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.618
Published: 01 December 2019
... science.” Exposure to science during high school is critical because that is when decisions to pursue STEM are made and college-prerequisite math and science courses are taken. Bottia et al. (2018) found that greater exposure to various STEM courses and experiences in high school increased the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819680–685 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.680
Published: 01 December 2019
...............................1.32-I Management plans............................9.638-I Math anxiety............................2.127-I MEGA software............................1.32-I Megaherbivores............................3.146-F, 4.229-F, 4.229-OL Meiosis............................2.98-RL, 9.610-F Meiosis...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817467–473 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.467
Published: 01 September 2019
... 35 6 0 14 6 3 Business 15 0 0 5 1 0 15 1 0 Information Technology 10 0 0 1 1 0 4 3 0 Environmental Engineering 6 7 6 16 0 0 1 1 0 Math and Physics 3 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 Arts 1 0 0 1 0 0 2...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815317–325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.317
Published: 01 May 2019
... the Day activity was originally developed as part of the Biology Student Math Attitudes and Anxiety Program (BIOMAAP) funded by the National Science Foundation (IUSE grant 1612072 to J. M. Wojdak and A. E. Fleming-Davies). ...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814250–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.250
Published: 01 April 2019
.... ( 2011 ). Use of legume green manures as nitrogen sources for corn production . Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems , 27 , 180 – 191 . Marshall, J. C. ( 2013 ). Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms . Arlington, VA : ASCD . Mulualem, K. , van der Maesen, L. J.G...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814234–241 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.234
Published: 01 April 2019
... competition for food might look different in each community. Finally, before presenting the diversity indices described below, tap into students' quantitative reasoning skills by asking student groups to see if they can come up with a way to use math to describe both species richness and evenness in the two...
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