RT Journal Article
SR Electronic
T1 Making Sense of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
JF The American Biology Teacher
FD University of California Press
SP 577
OP 582
DO 10.1525/abt.2015.77.8.3
VO 77
IS 8
A1 Smith, Mike U.
A1 Baldwin, John T.
YR 2015
UL http://abt.ucpress.edu/content/77/8/577.abstract
AB A useful approach to answering the Next Generation Science Standardsâ€™ call for teaching students to demonstrate understanding using mathematical representations is use of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (H-W eq). This article is focused on the meaning of H-W eq and its application, rather than mathematical manipulation. Typical textbook problems are critiqued, and a model problem is presented.