publication . Article . 2010

An Activity Promoting the Practice of Quantitative Literacy for Pre– and In–Service Teachers of Mathematics and Science

Timothy L. Sorey; Teri Willard; Duane Sholz;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Numeracy, volume 3 (eissn: 1936-4660, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of South Florida Libraries
Abstract
The purpose of this article is to describe a hands-on, laboratory activity that provided pre-service teachers in mathematics and science methods courses, and also some in-service mathematics teachers, with the opportunity to exercise quantitative literacy (QL) skills. The focus of the activity is electrical resistance, more particularly the resistance (in ohms) that is painted on small resistors by the use of color-coded bands, one of which is a band for % error. The activity consists of four parts. In the first, student teams familiarize themselves with the code, measure the ohmage of resistors for which the codes are visible, and compare their measurements wit...
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free text keywords: Cognition, Business context, Pedagogy, Connected Mathematics, Computer science, Literacy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Mathematics education, Teacher education, quantitative literacy, integrated curriculum, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, electronics, marketing, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, QA1-939
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publication . Article . 2010

An Activity Promoting the Practice of Quantitative Literacy for Pre– and In–Service Teachers of Mathematics and Science

Timothy L. Sorey; Teri Willard; Duane Sholz;