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Visit this site: http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/dildine/cancer/cancer.html

Author:Dildine, Silver; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Description: 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)
Languages: English
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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