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Abramovich, Sergei; Grinshpan, Arcadii Z. – PRIMUS, 2008
This article focuses on the important role of applications in teaching mathematics to students with career paths other than mathematics. These include the fields as diverse as education, engineering, business, and life sciences. Particular attention is given to instructional computing as a means for concept development in mathematics education…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Education Courses, Mathematics Education, Biological Sciences
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Pinter, Mike – PRIMUS, 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…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Education Courses, First Year Seminars, Popular Culture