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The biology of numbers

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Abstract

It is a paradox that, while the subject becomes increasingly quantitative, many students still elect to study biology in the hope that they will avoid the numerical challenges they had previously associated with chemistry and physics at school. When biology students arrive at university, they may not like or even understand the need for mathematics, but by graduation it is essential that they have become numerate scientists.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInspiring Students
Subtitle of host publicationCase Studies on Teaching Required Courses
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages137-148
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781135372262
ISBN (Print)0749428724, 9781138421011
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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