Abstract of the article: The use of modeling projects serves to integrate, reinforce, and extend student knowledge. Here we present two projects related to tumor growth appropriate for a first course in differential equations. They illustrate the use of problem-based learning to reinforce and extend course content via a writing or research experience. Here we discuss methods for preparing students for a research/writing experience, the critical thinking involved in completing the project, and the basic assessment of student work.
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- Building Context with Tumor Growth Modeling Projects in Differential Equations Julie C. Beier , Jana L. Gevertz , Keith E. Howard PRIMUS Vol. 25, Iss. 4, 2015