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ERIC Number: EJ1027349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Balancing Structure and Creativity in Culminating Projects for Liberal Arts Mathematics
Kasman, Reva
PRIMUS, v24 n6 p480-490 2014
Liberal arts mathematics courses can provide non-majors the opportunity to connect mathematical topics with areas of personal interest. This article describes two end-of-unit writing assignments (on voting and graph theory) that have been structured so that each student is able to synthesize course material in a unique way, while ensuring a consistent level of depth and efficient assessment for the instructor. Students are free to choose the context for their project, but they must incorporate a "skeleton" of data that is common to the entire class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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