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NIMBioS/BioQUEST Tutorial

Biology by Numbers: Bringing Math to the High School Biology Classroom

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Dates: July 23-25, 2014

Location: NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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This tutorial/workshop focused on getting comfortable with the quantitative side of biology.

The program featured hands-on experience with inquiry activities that used real data, tools for graphing, modeling, and much more. The University of Tennessee's popular Biology in a Box supplied some of the activities integrating math and science. Participants worked collaboratively to add or enrich the quantitative aspects of their favorite biology lab.

The tutorial/workshop was led by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a 25-year biology education reform community that focuses on helping faculty develop and implement innovative curricula.

Click here for a playlist of presentation videos available online.

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If you have questions, please contact: Kristin Jenkins, Executive Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium at

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