Using mathematics in science


Using math in science is quite different from the way math is taught in typical math classes. Math is used in science to organize conceptual knowledge, build models, study functional and parameter dependence, consider extreme cases and many other things. For many students the key missing factor is learning to blend their knowledge of the physical world with math and to make physical meaning with mathematics. This lesson set identifies specific tools and approaches that can help students develop math-in-science skills. It provides a thread that can be called on and reinforced throughout the course.

Please LOGIN or REGISTER* to view this content

*To protect instructors' privacy and the security of answer keys, you must register for the Living Physics Portal and verify that you are an educator

Search our Library

ABOUT THE LIVING PHYSICS PORTAL

Now available in beta! Learn more and become a beta user

The Living Physics Portal is an online environment for physics faculty to share and discuss free curricular resources for teaching introductory physics for life sciences (IPLS). The objective of the Portal is to improve the education of the next generation of medical professionals and biologists by making physics classes more relevant for life sciences students.

More details

481

ACTIVE MEMBERS

990

DOWNLOADS

REGISTER

Register for the Living Physics Portal and enjoy the benefits of membership:

Download instructor resources and answer keys
View materials in our Community Library
Access discussion with all of our members
Share and get feedback on your own materials

REGISTER

 

Get Email Updates