Developing a Mathematics Curriculum to Serve the Biosciences:

The First Step*

*NSF DUE Award #0442160

An NSF Sponsored Collaboration between Farmingdale State University and SUNY Suffolk Community College

To meet the mathematical needs of the biosciences, this project is developing an alternative version of precalculus that focuses on the mathematical topics that are essential for biology with a strong emphasis on mathematical modeling


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Biology is the scientific study of living organisms and how they evolve, while

Mathematics provides the quantitative tools necessary to investigate and understand them

Undergraduate education is a crucial link in the preparation of future researchers. Increasingly, biomedical researchers must be comfortable applying diverse aspects of mathematics ... to their pursuit of biological knowledge

BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists