TITLE

Reorganizing freshman business mathematics II: authentic assessment in mathematics through professional memos

AUTHOR(S)
Green, Kris; Emerson, Allen
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Teaching Mathematics & its Applications;Jun2008, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The first part of this two-part paper (13) described the development of a new freshman business mathematics (FBM) course at our college. In this paper, we discuss our assessment tool, the business memo, as a venue for students to apply mathematical skills, via mathematical modelling, to realistic business problems. These memos have proven a crucial step in turning our FBM course around from a dreaded course with little connection to students’ intended careers into a course where students experience the power of mathematics for solving problems and informing decisions. Comments from students in the course throughout its 6-year history clearly point to the course's value and importance.
ACCESSION #
44355901

 

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