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Workshop 8 Mathematical Modeling Student Work
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Transmission Factors Assignment

Population Growth Activity
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Transmission Factors Assignment

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I'm very pleased with the work. The student has demonstrated her ability to analyze the problem and relate the data she collected in the table to a mathematical model using both an explicit equation and a recursive equation; from these she was able to develop a graph. Finally she developed a general model of transmission factor.

My only concern with the work is just below the line "Divide the driver by the follower". She represents the relationship as a fraction, then equates it to slope. This is incorrect, since slope = delta y/delta x. The transmission factor = x/y.

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