Maths Skills for Biology a Level

Author: James Penny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408521182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8187

This handbook specifically targets the mathematical elements of A Level Science, whichever specification you're following. Includes plenty of practice questions in different contexts to increase confidence, worked examples and model answers for revision and exam preparation. Plus hints and tips for the exam and how to avoid common errors made in mathematical science questions.

Essential Mathematical Biology

Author: Nicholas F. Britton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447100492

Category: Mathematics

Page: 335

View: 1039

This self-contained introduction to the fast-growing field of Mathematical Biology is written for students with a mathematical background. It sets the subject in a historical context and guides the reader towards questions of current research interest. A broad range of topics is covered including: Population dynamics, Infectious diseases, Population genetics and evolution, Dispersal, Molecular and cellular biology, Pattern formation, and Cancer modelling. Particular attention is paid to situations where the simple assumptions of homogenity made in early models break down and the process of mathematical modelling is seen in action.

A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution

Author: Sarah P. Otto,Troy Day

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400840910

Category: Science

Page: 744

View: 3678

Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling. Not so today. In seeking to answer fundamental questions about how biological systems function and change over time, the modern biologist is as likely to rely on sophisticated mathematical and computer-based models as traditional fieldwork. In this book, Sarah Otto and Troy Day provide biology students with the tools necessary to both interpret models and to build their own. The book starts at an elementary level of mathematical modeling, assuming that the reader has had high school mathematics and first-year calculus. Otto and Day then gradually build in depth and complexity, from classic models in ecology and evolution to more intricate class-structured and probabilistic models. The authors provide primers with instructive exercises to introduce readers to the more advanced subjects of linear algebra and probability theory. Through examples, they describe how models have been used to understand such topics as the spread of HIV, chaos, the age structure of a country, speciation, and extinction. Ecologists and evolutionary biologists today need enough mathematical training to be able to assess the power and limits of biological models and to develop theories and models themselves. This innovative book will be an indispensable guide to the world of mathematical models for the next generation of biologists. A how-to guide for developing new mathematical models in biology Provides step-by-step recipes for constructing and analyzing models Interesting biological applications Explores classical models in ecology and evolution Questions at the end of every chapter Primers cover important mathematical topics Exercises with answers Appendixes summarize useful rules Labs and advanced material available

Maths from Scratch for Biologists

Author: Alan J. Cann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685709

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 464

Numerical ability is an essential skill for everyone studying the biological sciences but many students are frightened by the 'perceived' difficulty of mathematics, and are nervous about applying mathematical skills in their chosen field of study. Having taught introductory maths and statistics for many years, Alan Cann understands these challenges and just how invaluable an accessible, confidence building textbook could be to the fearful student. Unable to find a book pitched at the right level, that concentrated on why numerical skills are useful to biologists, he wrote his own. The result is Maths from Scratch for Biologists , a highly instructive, informal text that explains step by step how and why you need to tackle maths within the biological sciences. Features: * An accessible, jargon-busting approach to help readers master basic mathematical, statistical and data handling techniques in biology * Numerous end of chapter problems to reinforce key concepts and encourage students to test their newly acquired skills through practise * A handy, time-saving glossary * A supplementary website with numerous problems and self-test exercises

Maths Skills for A Level Chemistry

Author: Emma Poole,Dan McGowan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198428978


Page: 136

View: 2801

The maths needed to succeed in A Level Science is harder now than ever before. Suitable for all awarding bodies, this practical handbook addresses all of the maths skills needed for A Level Chemistry. Worked examples, practice questions, 'remember points' and 'stretch yourself' questions give students plenty of practice and build their confidence.

Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 6434

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Essential Maths Skills for AS/A Level Design and Technology

Author: Peter Warne,Chris Walker

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1510417044

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

View: 4174

Don't let your students miss out on easy marks, prepare them for those Maths questions with this essential guide. Written specifically to build students' confidence in maths and to prepare them for the more challenging mathematical requirements which make up 15% of the new DT specifications. - Improve confidence with structured progression of worked examples, guided and non-guided questions, and worked solutions for every question - Strengthen students' maths skills and subject understanding with worked examples and practice questions all embedded in the subject context - Develop exam confidence with exam-style maths questions - An essential tool throughout the AS and A Level course with every maths skill mapped to subject topics, and applicable to every major exam board - Reviewed by subject and maths expert Glyn Granger (former D&T chief examiner)

A Level Biology for OCR Year 2 Student Book

Author: Jo Locke,Paul Bircher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198357643

Category: Biology

Page: 384

View: 7405

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. It develops real subject knowledge as well as essential exam skills.

A Level Biology a for OCR: A Level: A Level Biology a for OCR Student Book

Author: Ann Fullick,Jo Locke,Paul Bircher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198351924


Page: 624

View: 2570

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. It develops real subject knowledge as well as essential exam skills.

An Introduction to Statistical Learning

with Applications in R

Author: Gareth James,Daniela Witten,Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461471389

Category: Mathematics

Page: 426

View: 5421

An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform. Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.

Practical Skills in Biology

Author: Allan M. Jones,Robert H. Reed,Jonathan Weyers,Jonathan D. B. Weyers

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131755093

Category: Science

Page: 473

View: 8675

Practical Skills in Biology is an indispensable book for undergraduate students in the life sciences. The book provides useful support at all stages of a degree course and underpins any practical course in biology. It is also a valuable resource for teachers of biology in colleges and secondary schools. Laboratory and field studies are essential components of undergraduate training in biology. Practical work must be fully understood and effectively presented, but many students under-perform because they lack basic laboratory skills. This book, now in its fourth edition, continues to provide students with easy-to-use guidance for laboratory and field studies, but in addition it now covers broader transferable skills. As a result the new edition provides guidance and support over the entire range of a typical undergraduate course in biology.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology

Author: C. J. Clegg

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471841472

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 6820

This title covers the entire syllabus for Cambridge International Examinations' International AS and A Level Biology (9700). It is divided into separate sections for AS and A Level making it ideal for students studying both the AS and the A Level and also those taking the AS examinations at the end of their first year. - Explains difficult concepts using language that is appropriate for students around the world - Provides practice throughout the course with carefully selected past paper questions at the end of each chapter We are working with Cambridge International Examinations to gain endorsement for this title.

Maths Skills for Physics a Level

Author: Carol Tear

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781408521205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 856

This handbook specifically targets the mathematical elements of A Level Science, whichever specification you're following. Includes plenty of practice questions in different contexts to increase confidence, worked examples and model answers for revision and exam preparation.Plus hints and tips for the exam and how to avoid common errors made in mathematical science questions.

Maths Skills for Success at University

Author: Kathy Brady,Tiffany Winn

Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia

ISBN: 9780190302931

Category: Mathematics

Page: 632

View: 9186

Maths Skills for Success at University is a comprehensive reference and revision guide to assist students with their mathematics skills at university. The book demonstrates the connection between mathematics knowledge and its application to everyday life and undergraduate study. It is anessential guide for students from disciplines where they need to create graphs and charts for assignments, use statistics for research projects, or understand the importance of accurate measurements for experiments.

Get Ready for Biology

Author: Lori K. Garrett

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321500571

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 3018

Adapted from Lori Garrett's successful "Get Ready for A&P," this workbook saves classroom time and frustration by helping students quickly prepare for the General Biology course for Biology Majors. The hands-on activities get students up to speed with basic study skills, math skills, biological terminology, basic chemistry, and cell biology. Each topic area includes a pre-test, guided explanation, interactive quizzes and exercises, and end-of-chapter cumulative tests.