ERIC Number: ED316429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Reasoning with Probabilities.
Technological advances during the past few decades have revolutionized many complex systems that influence human activity. As the rate of technological progress accelerates, these systems will become more complex, and new ones will evolve. Citizens in a technological society need to be able to make intelligent choices about how technology will affect their lives. This requires a better understanding of the technology itself; its potential and its limitations. This is a module for a course designed to introduce students, particularly those not majoring in the sciences or mathematics, to technological concepts. Written for students with no background in probability, this module introduces the fundamental concepts through an extensive series of examples carefully selected to match student interests and to establish the foundation for later applied mathematics (e.g., queuing) or technology studies. (CW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Communications, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Nonmajors, Probability, Science and Society, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Technological Advancement, Technology
Council of Independent Colleges Publications Department, Technology Project, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.