Making Sense of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

2016-05-12T00:00:00Z (GMT) by MU Smith JT Baldwin
A useful approach to answering the Next Generation Science Standards’ 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.