We describe a case study that was created to intertwine the fields of biology and mathematics. This project is given in an elementary probability and statistics course for non-math majors. Some goals of this case study include: to expose students to biology in a math course, to apply probability to real-life situations, and to display how far a semester's worth of mathematics can reach. This was done by exploring the Florida panther population. We will discuss various aspects of the case study and results from administering this project.
A Case Study in Elementary Statistics: The Florida Panther PopulationMathematics Faculty Publications
Citation InformationLazowski, Andrew and Geffrey F. Stopper. "A Case Study in Elementary Statistics: The Florida Panther Population." PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies 23.2 (2013): 247-256.