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What’S Brewing? A Statistics Education Discovery Project, Marla A. Sole, Sharon L. Weinberg
What’S Brewing? A Statistics Education Discovery Project, Marla A. Sole, Sharon L. Weinberg
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We believe that students learn best, are actively engaged, and are genuinely interested when working on realworld problems. This can be done by giving students the opportunity to work collaboratively on projects that investigate authentic, familiar problems. This article shares one such project that was used in an introductory statistics course. We describe the steps taken to investigate why customers are charged more for iced coffee than hot coffee, which included collecting data and using descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Interspersed throughout the article, we describe strategies that can help teachers implement the project and scaffold material to assist students ...
Multiple ProblemSolving Strategies Provide Insight Into Students’ Understanding Of OpenEnded Linear Programming Problems, Marla A. Sole
Multiple ProblemSolving Strategies Provide Insight Into Students’ Understanding Of OpenEnded Linear Programming Problems, Marla A. Sole
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Openended questions that can be solved using different strategies help students learn and integrate content, and provide teachers with greater insights into students’ unique capabilities and levels of understanding. This article provides a problem that was modified to allow for multiple approaches. Students tended to employ highpowered, complex, familiar solution strategies rather than simpler, more intuitive strategies, which suggests that students might need more experience working with informal solution methods. During the semester, by incorporating openended questions, I gained valuable feedback, was able to better model realworld problems, challenge students with different abilities, and strengthen students’ problem solving skills.
A Primer For Mathematical Modeling, Marla A. Sole
A Primer For Mathematical Modeling, Marla A. Sole
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With the implementation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommendations and the adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, modeling has moved to the forefront of K12 education. Modeling activities not only reinforce purposeful problemsolving skills, they also connect the mathematics students learn in school with the mathematics they will use outside of school. Instructors have found mathematical modeling difficult to teach. To successfully incorporate modeling activities I believe that curricular changes should be accompanied by professional development for curriculum developers, classroom teachers, and higher education professionals. This article serves as an introduction to modeling by ...
The Mathematics Portfolio: An Alternative Tool To Evaluate Students’ Progress, Marla A. Sole
The Mathematics Portfolio: An Alternative Tool To Evaluate Students’ Progress, Marla A. Sole
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This article describes the need for more thorough and varied forms of assessment to evaluate students’ level of understanding in mathematics. Portfolios are one type of assessment tool that, when added to a teacher’s repertoire can improve students’ comprehension and retention and enable students to monitor their own progress and to take more responsibility for their own learning. Portfolio assignments can also help students and teachers to detect and remedy weaknesses and misunderstandings and can increase students’ selfconfidence in mathematics. This article discusses what a portfolio is, gives an example of a unit portfolio used in an undergraduate Finite ...