id: 06546564
dt: j
an: 2016b.00399
au: Shaw, Christopher
ti: Quantitative literacy ‒ problems that motivate.
so: Ohio J. Sch. Math. 72, 1-7 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
la: EN
cc: D50 D40
ut: quantitative literacy; approach; motivation; problem posing; inquiry-based
learning; student activities; real-life mathematics; mathematical
applications; sport; darts; simultaneous linear equations; rounding;
approximation; combinatorics; Pascal’s triangle; operational
efficiency; numeracy; mathematical ability; mathematical literacy
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ab: Summary: In this article, I present a selection of problem types, with
examples, that have been used with some success to motivate the topics
in a quantitative literacy class so that learners may begin doing
mathematics without period of discussion beforehand. In their original
use, the setting for these problems is a small class at a large liberal
arts college, but I hope that the work described within will still have
some value for teachers of high school students, especially in classes
where many learners struggle to appreciate mathematics. The approach
outlined in this article is inspired by the methods of Inquiry-Based
Learning, “a teaching approach which intends to promote learning by
engaging students in any of the processes or activities typically
involved in scientific research \dots ".
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