Department of Mathematics

CoIntegrate Mathematics

  •  Successes of Project-based Learning in Undergraduate Quantitative Literacy Courses
  •  12/05/2016
  •  12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
  •  133G Erickson Hall
  •  Andy Krause, Jeffrey Craig, MSU

During Summer 2016, we implemented a course-long project in MTH 101: Quantitative Literacy I. Students individually researched a topic of their interest and choosing, and used some of the analytical perspectives we developed elsewhere in the course. Students analyzed media, examined data related to their issue, created info-graphics to communicate their findings, and wrote reflections about their learning. The work that students completed for their projects represents some of the highest levels of thinking on Bloom's taxonomy, and it was clear to us that many students both enjoyed the course project and found it meaningful for their lives in general. We will lead a discussion about the philosophy behind the design of the project, present prompts for the course project, share examples of student work, and explain how the project continues to evolve as an important piece of the QL courses.



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