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ERIC Number: EJ1218983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
"There Are Different Ways You Can Be Good at Math": Quantitative Literacy, Mathematical Modeling, and Reading the World
Simic-Muller, K.
PRIMUS, v29 n3-4 p259-280 2019
This manuscript describes a quantitative literacy course focusing on issues of economic and racial justice, developed for a summer bridge program. The curriculum for the course, described in the manuscript, consisted of open-ended assignments that dealt with real-world issues and required basic modeling skills; whereas the culminating assignment was a final project about a community-based topic. The course helped students deepen their understanding of the issues addressed and strengthen their mathematical reasoning skills; and had a transformative effect on some students' perceptions of the usefulness of mathematics, of themselves as mathematics learners, and of their communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A