ERIC Number: EJ875474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Student Engagement in a Quantitative Literacy Course
Briggs, William L.; Sullivan, Nora; Handelsman, Mitchell M.
AMATYC Review, v26 n1 p18-28 Fall 2004
The purpose of this paper is to describe the rationale, design, objectives, and methods underlying a liberal arts mathematics course that has been taught at the University of Colorado at Denver since 1992. The course is well aligned with recent recommendations for introducing quantitative literacy into the undergraduate curriculum. Surveys administered at the beginning and end of the course revealed that student engagement takes many different forms and is related to student performance. This study provides practical insights about effective strategies for teaching such a course.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Numeracy, Liberal Arts, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Student Participation, Surveys, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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