id: 06448946
dt: j
an: 2015d.00929
au: Cheng, Diana; Thompson, David
ti: Endangered species: a population simulation.
so: Ohio J. Sch. Math. 71, 16-19 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
la: EN
cc: M60 U70 K80 K90
ut: mathematical applications; biology; population dynamics; simulation;
percentage changes; equations; fitting a function to data; best fit;
linear regression; quadratic regression; exponential regression;
spreadsheets; graphics calculators; graph of a function
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ab: Summary: This article describes an activity which incorporates biology and
mathematics at the secondary level. A hands-on simulation of a
decreasing animal population is provided. Students collect their data,
record it in a table, and analyze it using technological tools. The
mathematics used in this activity includes rates; fitting functions to
data; creating and interpreting linear, quadratic, and exponential
functions; and using functions to solve real-world problems.
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