**DIMACS - Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science**

Volume: 76;
2011;
245 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 00; 92; 97; 93; 05; 68;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-4295-9

Product Code: DIMACS/76

List Price: $55.00

Individual Member Price: $44.00

**Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-1780-2
Product Code: DIMACS/76.E**

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# BioMath in the Schools

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*Margaret B. Cozzens; Fred S. Roberts*

A co-publication of the AMS and DIMACS

Even though contemporary biology and mathematics are inextricably
linked, high school biology and mathematics courses have traditionally
been taught in isolation. But this is beginning to change. This
volume presents papers related to the integration of biology and
mathematics in high school classes.

The first part of the book provides the rationale for integrating
mathematics and biology in high school courses as well as
opportunities for doing so. The second part explores the development
and integration of curricular materials and includes responses from
teachers.

Papers in the third part of the book explore the interconnections
between biology and mathematics in light of new technologies in
biology. The last paper in the book discusses what works and what
doesn't and presents positive responses from students to the
integration of mathematics and biology in their classes.

Co-published with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were co-published with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).

#### Readership

High school teachers, education specialists, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in mathematics and biology education.

# Table of Contents

## BioMath in the Schools

- Cover Cover11
- Title page iii4
- Contents v6
- Foreword vii8
- Preface ix10
- Part I. The rationale for high school BioMath 116
- Why BioMath? Why now? 318
- The interdisciplinary scientist of the 21st century 3550
- Teaching bioinformatics and genomics: An interdisciplinary approach 4964
- Mathematical macrobiology: An unexploited opportunity in high school education 6176
- Counting RNA patterns in the classroom: A link between molecular biology and enumerative combinatorics 7994
- Part II. Curriculum materials and teacher training/development 95110
- New materials to integrate biology and mathematics in the high school curriculum 97112
- The awakening of a high school biology teacher to the BioMath connection 109124
- A beginning experience: Linking high school biology and mathematics 113128
- Integrating interdisciplinary science into high school science modules through a preproinsulin example 119134
- Insights from math-science collaboration at the high school level 147162
- Part III. Topics, course changes, and technology 155170
- Complexity and biology—bringing quantitative science to the life sciences classroom 157172
- Distance and trees in high school biology and mathematics classrooms 169184
- Mathematical biology: Tools for inquiry on the Internet 183198
- The calculus cycle: Using biology to connect discrete and continuous modeling in calculus 197212
- Research at ASMSA based on the DIMACS BioMath program 221236
- Part IV. Evaluation of how integration of biology/mathematics works 227242
- Integrating biology and mathematics in high school classrooms 229244
- Back Cover Back Cover1266