We present a new course titled “Introduction to the Mathematical Sciences.” The course content is 1/3 algebra, 1/3 statistics, and 1/3 computer science and is taught in a laboratory environment on computers. The course pedagogy departs radically from traditional mathematics courses taught in the U.S. and makes extensive use of spreadsheet software to teach algebraic and statistical concepts. The course is currently offered in area high schools and two-year postsecondary institutions with financial support from a Blandin Foundation grant (referenced under BFG). We will present empirical evidence that indicates students in this course learn more algebra than students in a traditional semester-long algebra course. Additionally, we present empirical evidence that students learn statistical and computer science topics in addition to algebra. We will also present the model of developing this course which depended on increasing future student success in a variety of disciplines at the post-secondary level of study.
|Date||11 May 2012|
|Creators||Webb, Derek, Richgels, Glen, Wolf, Marty J., Frauenholtz, Todd, Hougen, Ann|
|Source Sets||Hochschulschriftenserver (HSSS) der SLUB Dresden|
|Type||doc-type:conferenceObject, info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject, doc-type:Text|
|Source||Proceedings of the tenth International Conference Models in Developing Mathematics Education. - Dresden : Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, 2009. - S. 575 - 578|
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