# Birdsong Series: Mathematically Modeling Birdsong

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Subject(s): Mathematics, Science
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Keywords: richard bertram, birdsong, mathematical, model, florida, state, university, biology, brain, neuroscience, volts, electrical circuit, differential equations, ion, neuron
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