This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Numbers Count Workshop at Agnes Scott College in January 2009. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Numbers Count! Workshop Schedule

Agnes Scott College

Atlanta, Georgia

January 9 -11, 2009

Friday, January 9th

1:30 Welcome: How do you use data?

2:30 4:00 Using statistics for hypothesis testing with Excel

Fern population data

4:00 4:15 Break

4:15 6:30 Collecting Peapod Data

Analyzing data with simulation

Summary discussion and Hershey Bar Almond Counts

Saturday, January 10th

8:30 9:30. Binomial Distribution

10:00 10:15 Break

10:15 11:45 PeaPod Simulation vs. Peapod Data

11:45 - 1:15 Lunch and group discussion

Data and mathematical analysis in our classroom

1:15 - 3:15 Introduction to modeling

World Population

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 5:00 Logistic growth with yeast data

Sunday, January 10th

8:30 Exploring online data

10:00 10:15 Break

10:15 11:45 The Siege of Athens: An introduction to blast and pairwise

sequence alignments

Dental specimen sequence data

11:45 12:15 Discussion: Data and the undergraduate curriculum

Resources: Fern data: Peapod data: Yeast data: Fish data: Dental pulp DNA sequence data: