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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Brief Overview:

Chi Square Analysis Survey

1. Rank these introductions to Chi Square ( A - D ) by placing the letter of the most useful for your students on the # 1.









List two features you think your students would feel positive about for #1.

List two features you think your students would feel negative about for #4.

2. Enter the following data into the Automated Chi Square Table For Dihybrid Corn Cross at

332 Purple Smooth, 103 Purple Shrunken, 96 Yellow Smooth, 31 Yellow Shrunken

What is your Chi Square Value after you calculate? ______

If you were introducing Mendelian genetics and Chi Square Anaylsis, in what ways would using this model be useful?

3. After introducing Chi Square and this model, you assign your students to build their own Chi Square Analysis Model in Excel in groups of three during their lab period. Which estimate below of the percent success would you expect to see?

1. 25%

2. 50%

3. 75%

4. 100%