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BioMath in the Schools
Edited by: Margaret B. Cozzens and Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
A co-publication of the AMS and DIMACS.
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DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
2011; 245 pp; hardcover
Volume: 76
ISBN-10: 0-8218-4295-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4295-9
List Price: US$52
Member Price: US$41.60
Order Code: DIMACS/76
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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.

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