id: 06670832
dt: j
an:
au: Lewis, Matthew; Powell, James A.
ti: Modeling zombie outbreaks: a problem-based approach to improving
mathematics one brain at a time.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 26, No. 7, 705-726
(2016).
py: 2016
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: M95 M65 I75
ut: problem-based learning; modeling; logistic equation; differential
equations; zombies
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970.2016.1162236
ab: Summary: A great deal of educational literature has focused on
problem-based learning (PBL) in mathematics at the primary and
secondary level, but arguably there is an even greater need for PBL in
college math courses. We present a project centered around the Humans
versus Zombies moderated tag game played on the Utah State University
campus. We discuss the project in the context of an undergraduate
differential equations course and discuss how the project was launched.
We highlight examples of students mathematical models along with their
verbal and written responses, as well as discussing assessment and
student learning. Results are discussed in the context of higher and
lower cognition levels as well as mathematical appreciation.
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