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Numbers for Life

Carnegie Foundation via NovoEd

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In this short course, you will see four lessons from the Quantway® course developed by the Carnegie Foundation. These lessons will develop your understanding of common numbers often found in the news, on advertisements, and online. You will see how numbers play important roles in arguments you hear about daily like issues such as gun control, smoking, pollution, and heart attacks. And by the end of this course, you’ll be able to use numbers to communicate your ideas.

The format of this course is probably not like other math courses you’ve taken. Instead, the Quantway® course was developed using principles that have been shown in research studies to be important in better developing students’ understanding of the material. One of these key principles is Productive Struggle. In short this means that to learn something you must try it out AND stick with it even when it gets challenging!

The goal of the Quantway® is to help you learn things that you can actually use in life--not so you can memorize it for a test and then forget it. In fact, by the end of this course, you’ll be able to create a final project that uses numbers to prove a point to anyone who sees it. Given the large number of students enrolled in this class, that’s a lot of people! We are all learning together and helping each other along the way.

Taught by

Cinnamon Hillyard and Karon Klipple


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