Modeling Interactions Between Various Cell Populations in a Cancerous System

This experience helped me understand how math can be applied. Many students always ask the infamous question "When will I ever use this again?" Through participating in this research, I learned how to apply it to a topic that is near and dear to me. This is what I want my students to learn. I want my classroom to be like this. I teach students the concepts and they use what they learn to solve a problem or answer a question. I believe students understand the math more deeply when they use it in more practical ways, rather just rote memorization. I would like to incorporate projects into my students learning so they can make that connection between concepts and how to relate it back to everyday topics. 

 

A copy of my research can be found below.

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