
06495863
j
2015f.00365
Price, James C.
Dialoguebased activities and manipulatives to engage liberal arts majors in mathematics.
PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 25, No. 1, 112 (2015).
2015
Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
EN
D35
D45
G45
M35
K55
N65
inquirybased learning
liberal arts mathematics
number systems
Pythagorean theorem
financial mathematics
interest theory
problem solving
modeling
optimization
probability
simulation
Monty Hall problem
doi:10.1080/10511970.2013.860933
Summary: This article presents four inquirybased learning activities developed for a liberal arts math course. The activities cover four topics: the Pythagorean theorem, interest theory, optimization, and the Monty Hall problem. Each activity consists of a dialogue, with a theme and characters related to the topic, and a manipulative, that allow students to physically interact with the mathematics they are doing. The overall goal is to create a new way for liberal arts students to engage in mathematics, while simultaneously cultivating an appreciation of the subject.