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ERIC Number: EJ828491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Some Mathematical Elements in a First-Year Seminar Course
Pinter, Mike
PRIMUS, v17 n1 p44-51 Jan 2007
A first-year seminar general education course provides a good opportunity to search for mathematical topics associated with the popular culture represented in the course's required films and readings. We discuss mathematical connections to several books, including "Life of Pi" and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," and to the film "Goodbye, Lenin!" We also describe a few games and tricks to explore the use of logical reasoning as a component of the "ways of knowing" theme for the first-year seminar course and we consider the potential limitation of a lack of quantitative reasoning skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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