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Academic Affairs Workshop: Academic Affairs Workshop: Mathematics Mathematics Quantitative Literacy Articulation and Assessment Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University [email protected]
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Overview Overview Does Quantitative Literacy = Statistical Literacy? Why should mathematics departments care about quantitative literacy? What mathematics should every college graduate know? How can we make articulation less of a burden?
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Where I’m coming from Where I’m coming from 20 years at Wabash College, Indiana Came to Monmouth in 1998 as chair Chaired MAA’s Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics Member, MAA’s Committee on Articulation and Placement Co-chairing MAA’s Assessment committee (and co-editor of 2 books on assessment) Member, MAA Committee on Professional Development
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My prejudices, upfront My prejudices, upfront “College Algebra” is a holdover from the time when students took one year of algebra in high school The “traditional” college algebra is not an appropriate quantitative literacy course BUT some people (e.g. Don Small) have done significant revisions that are appropriate The last course a student takes in a subject should never be named “pre. ..”
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Where YOU’re coming from Where YOU’re coming from As with many states, your schools vary dramatically Several NH schools have done significant work on QL: Colby- Sawyer, Keene State Some have no math majors: all mathematics taught is for general education or service toward another major There are issues of articulation between schools
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Where YOU’re coming from Where YOU’re coming from (I think) (I think) Chief Academic Officers LOVE assessment Mathematicians HATE assessment (except what we do in our own courses for our own purposes) This workshop aims to build bridges and communication: between mathematicians and CAOs between mathematicians at different institutions
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Assessment and Redesigning Assessment and Redesigning Courses Courses Assessment cycle begins with looking at your program goals These will differ among colleges and universities due to different missions, different types of incoming students Are there commonalities?
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What is Quantitative Literacy? What is Quantitative Literacy? The ability to adequately use elementary mathematical tools to interpret and manipulate quantitative data and ideas that arise in an individual’s private, civic, and work life. Like reading and writing literacy, quantitative literacy is a habit of mind that is best formed by exposure in many contexts. (From SIGMAA QL’s web page, http://sigmaa.maa.org/ql/about.php)
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Why should mathematics Why should mathematics departments care about QL? departments care about QL?
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