Web-based Instructional Modules
for the Teaching and Learning
of Modern Applications of Mathematics

A CRYSTAL-Alberta Project

Drug Levels in the Body This module has connections to the treatment of sequences, exponential decay, and half-life (Math 30).
Mathematical Models in Population Genetics This module has connections to the treatment of sequences and iteration (Math 30) and genetics (Biology 30).
West Nile Virus: Mathematical Modelling to Understand and Control a Disease This module has connections to the treatment of exponential and logistic growth (Math 31 and Math 113/114/115).
Studying the Feeding Habits of Crows This module has connections to optimization techniques and data analysis (Math 30 and Math 31).
Studying the Mass-Spring Oscillator This module has connections to the treatment of Newton's second law of motion, energy, amplitude, period, and frequency (Physics 20), sinusoidal motion and trigonometric functions (Math 30), harmonic motion and differential equations (Math 30, Math 201).
Modelling the Love Affair of Romeo and Juliet
The discrete-time model deals with iteration, and has strong connections to linear algebra.

The continuous-time model has strong connections to calculus.

Project Leader:

Gerda de Vries
Professor, Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta


Cole Zmurchok, Undergraduate Student, UofA
Drew Hanson, Undergraduate Student, UofA
Rachel Peredery, WISEST Intern
Marjorie Wonham, Science Writer
Steve Norris, Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, UofA
John Macnab, Teacher, Jasper Place High School, Edmonton
The King's Centre for Visualization in Science, King's University College, Edmonton