Endangered Species: A Population Simulation
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Publisher:Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Citation:Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, no. 71 (2015), 16-19.
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.