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ERIC Number: EJ797269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Reorganizing Freshman Business Mathematics II: Authentic Assessment in Mathematics through Professional Memos
Green, Kris; Emerson, Allen
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v27 n2 p66-80 Jun 2008
The first part of this two-part paper [see EJ787497] described the development of a new freshman business mathematics (FBM) course at our college. In this paper, we discuss our assessment tool, the business memo, as a venue for students to apply mathematical skills, via mathematical modelling, to realistic business problems. These memos have proven a crucial step in turning our FBM course around from a dreaded course with little connection to students' intended careers into a course where students experience the power of mathematics for solving problems and informing decisions. Comments from students in the course throughout its 6-year history clearly point to the course's value and importance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A