Ana Martins, Paola Vera-Licona and Reinhard Laubenbacher
During the summer of 2005 under the collaborative effort of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research, we organized a mathematical biology workshop for secondary school teachers of the Danville area in Virginia, USA. The goal of the workshop was to enable teams of teachers with biology and mathematics expertise to incorporate lesson plans in mathematical modeling into the curriculum. The biological focus of the activities is the lac operon in E coli. The modeling approach utilizes Boolean networks and tools from discrete mathematics for model simulation and analysis.
Below you can find the classroom notes as well as useful links of publications following this work.
Link to paper published "Model Your Genes the Mathematical Way - A mathematical Biology Workshop for Secondary Teachers" within the Journal of Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications.
Link to "Computational Systems Biology: Discrete Models of Gene Regulatory Networks" within the MAA Notes Volume "Undergraduate Mathematics for Life Sciences: Processes, Models and Directions".