Promoting Quantitative Literacy in an Online College Algebra Course

Authors

  • Michael J Bossé
  • Luke Tunstall

Abstract

This article reports on a US-based study that examined a traditional, lecture-based college algebra section versus an online, quantitative literacy focused section; the latter included weekly news discussions as well as problem-based learning projects requiring data analysis. College algebra fulfills the quantitative literacy requirement of many college’s general education programs and is a terminal course for most who take it. An online problem-based learning environment provides a unique means of engaging students in quantitative discussions and research.

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Published

2016-05-10