Making Sense of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
journal contributionposted on 12.05.2016 by MU Smith, JT Baldwin
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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.