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A high school statistics class investigates the death penalty. (English)
Math. Teach. (Reston) 108, No. 9, 704-708 (2015).
Summary: Recommendations for reforming high school mathematics curricula emphasize the importance of engaging students in mathematical investigations of societal issues. Proponents argue that these investigations can positively influence students’ social awareness and their perceptions of the use of mathematics for understanding societal problems. In this article, I share results from my analysis of high school students’ experiences as they participated in an investigation of racial bias and the death penalty. Although this classroom investigation took place about ten years ago, the lessons from students’ experiences are still relevant today. (ERIC)
Classification: K70 D80 M70 M90
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