The Role of Mathematics in Biology

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Which of the following is a benefit of the use of mathematical models?

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1. What is the value of documenting raw measurements of living things?

2. For which of the following would statistical analysis NOT be an appropriate mathematical tool?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will quiz what you know about the role of mathematics in biology. Questions will highlight key areas such as a benefit from using mathematical models and the importance of documenting raw measurements of living things.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following points:

  • The uses of statistical analysis
  • Error margins in mathematical modeling
  • Model used to show future changes in the population of a given species

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on mathematics in biology, including the reason that documenting the raw measurements of living things is important
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of using mathematical models and the errors that occur when sometimes using this model
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding statistical analysis

Additional Learning

For more on mathematical models, consider the video lesson called The Role of Mathematics in Biology. You'll be covering the following key subjects:

  • Definition of mathematical biology
  • Mathematical models explanation
  • Field of biostatistics
  • Correlations in mathematical models
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