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1 April 2016 Competition for Limiting Resources: Quantitative Reasoning in Evolutionary Ecology
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Teachers are charged with increasing students' scientific literacy, which involves interpreting evidence and making sense of patterns. However, teachers need access to — or must be able to generate — authentic datasets if they are to help their students develop quantitative reasoning skills. We describe an evolutionary ecology lesson focused on resource competition in a parasitic wasp. Students use datasets to generate graphs and test hypotheses on resource competition and fitness.

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Jennifer Jessup, Paul J. Ode, and Meena M. Balgopal "Competition for Limiting Resources: Quantitative Reasoning in Evolutionary Ecology," The American Biology Teacher 78(4), 300-309, (1 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.300
Published: 1 April 2016
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