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  • RUME - Understanding the Usage of Bioscience in Mathematics

    Understanding the Usage of Bioscience in Mathematics Teaching

    RUME 2023 Working Group

    Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges (QB@CC) is excited to be hosting a
    pre-conference working group at the 2023 RUME Conference in late February. The primary goal
    of the working group is to research the usage of biology and life science applications in
    mathematics courses at community colleges. (See the abstract below.) If this work interests you,
    we would love to have you join us! Benefits of participating include a stipend for community
    college faculty and a publication.
    To join the working group, please register for the RUME Conference for either in-person or
    virtual attendance and more information about the working group will be sent out in January.
    Working Group Abstract:
    Even though biology majors are typically required to take precalculus and calculus, biology is an
    often overlooked and under-utilized source of applications in math courses. Student
    engagement in mathematics is linked to their perceptions of the relevance of the material
    Furthermore, interdisciplinary experiences enable transference of skills and knowledge from one
    domain to another (e.g., quantitative skills to foundational biology courses), increasing the
    likelihood of success in those courses. The reasons biology faculty cite for minimizing the use of
    mathematics in their courses is well-researched and include lack of pedagogical content
    knowledge, feelings of underpreparedness for teaching interdisciplinary curricula effectively ,
    and varied levels of preparation among students. However, measuring the extent to which math
    faculty are incorporating life science examples into their curriculum and identifying the barriers
    to using such examples is a vital first step toward improving student engagement and success.
    This working group aims to mirror the research done with biology faculty by finding, modifying,
    and/or developing and administering a survey instrument to assess the usage of biology
    applications in undergraduate mathematics classrooms and understand the obstacles to their