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Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum

Resources

Articles and Papers

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum, 4: Evidence of Student Learning and Attitudes about Spreadsheets in a Physical Geology Course
Heather L. Lehto and H.L. Vacher. Numeracy, 5:2. 2012.
This article discusses whether or not the use of Excel in the classroom hinders students' ability to deepen their understanding of the material being taught, as well as adresses where the largest effect on the success of the students lies.

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum, 3: Finding a list of Mathematical Skills for Quantitative Literacy Empirically
H.L. Vacher and Emily Lardner. Numeracy, 4:1. 2011.
This article examines which topics are most commonly chosen by educators committed to teaching mathemathics in context, with a focus on how these choices differ throughout disciplines.

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum, 2: Assessing our Success with Students at Eckerd College
Laura Reiser Wetzel. Numeracy, 4:1. 2011.
This article reviews the effectiveness of SSAC modules by looking at two seperate studies that surveyed Eckerd College undergraduates.

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum, 1: The Idea and the Resource
H.L. Vacher and Emily Lardner. Numeracy, 3:2. July 2010.
This article describes the background, rationale, and history for the Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum, as well as the resulting library of assignment modules now available on the SERC website.

Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum: A Case Study
Benjamin Steele and Semra Kilic-Bahi. Numeracy, 1:2. 2008.
This article describes a quantitative literacy (QL) program at Colby-Sawyer college and how they believe that a combination of the institute's characteristics and appraoch resulted in the rapid growth and success of the program.

Peer Review: Quantitative Literacy
Peer Review, 6:4. Association of American Colleges and Universities. Summer 2004.
This issue of Peer Review is a primer on quantitative literacy and higher education and includes articles by Lynn Arthur Steen, Bernard L. Madison, and faculty from Hollins University, Augsburg College, and James Madison University.

Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy
L.A. Steen, editor. The National Council of Education and the Disciplines. 2001.
This position paper on quantitative literacy is based on the work of a group of educators formed to look into the meaning of numeracy in contemporary society.

Teaching with Spreadsheets Across Curriculum
National Numeracy Network

Books

How Students Learn: Mathematics in the Classroom
M Suzanne Donovan and John D. Bransford, editors. National Research Council. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. 2005.
This book builds on the research findings in the National Research Council's How People Learn book to give teachers guidance in how to foster deeper learning in mathematics.

Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project
Robert P. Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
Boston, MA: Beacon Press. 2001.
Moses, teacher and founder of the Algebra Project, a national math literacy program, calls economic access—which depends on science and math literacy—the most urgent social issue affecting poor people and people of color.

Websites

National Numeracy Network
The National Numeracy Network is dedicated to promoting quantitative literacy for all citizens. Their website offers resources for educators at all levels.

Numeracy: Advancing Education in Quantitative Literacy
This is the open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal of the National Numeracy Network

SERC Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
This library of assignment modules, generated during the project, includes downloadable classroom materials.

The Electronic Bookshelf at Dartmouth
The Electronic Bookshelf, developed and hosted by the Center for Mathematics and Quantitative Education at Dartmouth College, is a library of materials that feature an interdisciplinary approach to a mathematical topic. Some of these materials may be downloaded directly and others may be obtained by contacting the listed source.

Bibliographies

Math-Related Resources
Janet Ray. Washington Center. 2011.

Bibliography on Learning and Teaching Mathematics
Janet Ray. Washington Center. 2009.

Bibliography on Quantitative Literacy
Janet Ray. Washington Center. 2009.

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