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A Study of Malaria and Sickle Cell Anemia

Topic(s): 
This investigation of the genetics of the Sickle Cell trait via a mathematical model uses probability and teaches properties of quadratic functions and the concept of optimization of a function. The properties of quadratic functions brought out by this investigation are -the relationship between the zeros of the function and its factors, -the relationship between the zeros and the location of its vertex, -the symmetry of its graph, and the location of its extreme point, -factors of quadratics of the form \(ax^2 + bx\).
Identifier: 
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_Group_SanDiegoCommunityCollegesDevelopmentalMathExchange/AStudyofMalariaandSickleCellAnemia?bc=;Coll_Group_SanDiegoCommunityCollegesDevelopmentalMathExchange.IntermediateAlgebra;Coll_Group_SanDiegoCommunityColleg
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Average: 3.1 (255 votes)
Creator(s): 
Rosalie Dance and Mark Sandefur (Georgetown University)
Cataloger: 
Bohdan Rhodehamel
Publisher: 
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Rights: 
CC BY-NC-SA

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