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Köse, Emek; Johnson, Angela C. – PRIMUS, 2016
In this article, we present a case study of a course called Women in Mathematics. Students in the course studied the lives and the mathematical contributions of women mathematicians throughout history, as well as current gender equity issues in the study of mathematics and in mathematical careers. They also mentored 20 middle school girls…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Females, Mathematics Education, Mentors
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Henrich, Allison; Sloughter, J. McLean; Anderson, Jeffrey; Bahuaud, Eric – PRIMUS, 2016
In this paper, we share the results of our recent study of a quantitative literacy course with a service-learning component. Our study aims to answer the question: How did student attitudes shift as a result of participating in this course? We present and analyze statistics from pre- and post-surveys in five classes (N = 78) taught by two…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Service Learning, Undergraduate Study
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Greenwald, Sarah J.; Thomley, Jill E. – PRIMUS, 2007
Given the increase in the number of fictional women mathematicians and scientists on television and in the movies, educators who wish to incorporate pop culture into their classrooms need tools with which to evaluate these portrayals. In this article we summarize studies related to the impact of Hollywood representations on girls and then we…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Females, Television, Mathematics