Discrete Mathematics Summary
Monday - Friday, July 4 - 8, 2005
During the week, the group continued to attend the Allman/Rhodes course during the
first hour. Today, the group worked on homework problems during the second hour.
Elizabeth Allman, one of the lecturers, met with us during the second hour and went
over a couple of problems in detail with us.
During the second hour we discussed possible projects. These included
- Creating a resource guide for teachers connecting mathematics and biology
- Creating an activity based on mutations of some of the letters of a
paragraph - using software.
- Creating a lesson based on basic phylogenetic trees - without software.
- Creating an activity based on other parts of the Allman/Rhodes book
- Doing something with probability and biology
- Doing something with difference equations
During the second hour we split up into groups to work on projects
- Two of us will be working on creating a resource guide for teachers
connecting mathematics and biology
- Six of us will be taking ideas from the course and creating lessons that
emphasize concepts with some relatively easy examples Ė that donít require
- Three of us will be taking ideas from the course and creating lessons that
emphasize concepts with some examples that are enhanced with technology.
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