2015-McIlwain, Hope - Tumor growth/Gompertz model article in PRIMUS

By Hope McIlwain

Mathematics, Mercer University, Macon GA USA

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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. 


Julie Beier, Jana Gevertz, and Keith Howard

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • 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
  • Hope McIlwain (2015), "2015-McIlwain, Hope - Tumor growth/Gompertz model article in PRIMUS," https://www.simiode.org/resources/1061.

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