Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

PRIMUS

Volume

26

Issue

7

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Inc.

Publication Date

8-8-2016

First Page

705

Last Page

726

DOI

10.1080/10511970.2016.1162236

Abstract

A great deal of educational literature has focused on problem-based learning (PBL) in mathematics at the primary and secondary level, but arguably there is an even greater need for PBL in college math courses. We present a project centered around the Humans vs. Zombies moderated tag game played on the USU campus. We discuss the project in the context of an undergraduate differential equations course and discuss how the project is launched. We highlight examples of students mathematical models along with their verbal and written responses as well as discussing assessment and student learning. Results are discussed in the context of higher and lower cognition levels as well as mathematical appreciation.

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