Cancer & Mathematics (MSTE)
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|Dildine, Silver; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)|
|An Internet Adventure into Cancer, Pattern Recognition & Image Analysis, and Geometry. Cancer is a group of diseases in which some body cells change their nature, start to divide uncontrollably, and may revert to an undifferentiated type. This lesson explores the ratio that designates a cancerous cell (perimeter squared to area), through Java applets and files to download. By James P. Dildine, with consultation from Howard A. Silver.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities|
|Math Topics:||Ratio/Proportion, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Medicine/Health|
|Math Ed Topics:||Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies|
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