In this paper a plea is made for introducing difference equation models in ecology and epidemics at the high school stage to enliven the teaching of mathematics at this stage and to convince future scientists and engineers that even simple algebra can give deep insight into natural phenomena. These models also provide simple but meaningful examples for the use of hand-held calculators and computer programming.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Applied Mathematics