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Frazier, Marian L.; LoFaro, Thomas; Pillers Dobler, Carolyn – PRIMUS, 2018
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) have both updated and revised their curriculum guidelines. The guidelines of both associations recommend that students engage in a "capstone" experience, be exposed to applications, and have opportunities to communicate mathematical and…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Mathematical Models
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Gerhardt, Ira – PRIMUS, 2017
The recent introduction of a new course in mathematical modeling at Manhattan College has provided students with a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience utilizing tools in applying their mathematical abilities to a real-world problem. This paper describes the steps taken to create this class, from obtaining a real-world partner…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education)