A Case Study in Elementary Statistics: The Florida Panther Population
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.
Lazowski, A., & Stopper, G. F. (2013). A case study in elementary statistics: The Florida panther population. PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 23(2), 247-256. DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2012.753962