ERIC Number: EJ1042730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Dialogue-Based Activities and Manipulatives to Engage Liberal Arts Majors in Mathematics
Price, James C.
PRIMUS, v25 n1 p1-12 2015
This article presents four inquiry-based learning activities developed for a liberal arts math course. The activities cover four topics: the Pythagorean theorem, interest theory, optimization, and the Monty Hall problem. Each activity consists of a dialogue, with a theme and characters related to the topic, and a manipulative, that allow students to physically interact with the mathematics they are doing. The overall goal is to create a new way for liberal arts students to engage in mathematics, while simultaneously cultivating an appreciation of the subject.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Liberal Arts, Manipulative Materials, Learner Engagement, College Mathematics, College Students, Probability, Problem Solving, Mathematical Models, Simulation, Geometry, Credit (Finance), Mathematical Formulas
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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