Beier, Julie C., Jana L. Gevertz, and Keith E. Howard. 2015. Building Context with Tumor Growth Modeling Projects in Differential Equations. PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies. 25(4): 297-325.
Abstract: 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 of preparing students for a research/writing experience, the critical thinking involved in completing the project, and the basic assessment of student work.
Keywords: Mathematical modeling, tumor growth, differential equation, nonlinear,
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