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updates. No more economics of education. Why?. You do not have the fundamental mathematics skills needed to apply economics to education. You are therefore only getting a limited introduction to education. Instead, we are going to have 2 different classes….

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Why?
  • You do not have the fundamental mathematics skills needed to apply economics to education.
  • You are therefore only getting a limited introduction to education.
  • Instead, we are going to have 2 different classes…
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Wednesday mornings: survey of education in the united statesThursday afternoons: quantitative reasoning
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Why?
  • This is the best of both worlds.
  • You will develop a rich understanding of education, and you will also develop the mathematical skills that you will need for life.
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Themes for survey of us education
  • Education as a way to provide students with the skills they need for the labor market
  • Education as a way to make students into thoughtful democratic citizens
  • Education in the US context as a shared cultural experience for all young people

Today, we will look at 3 pieces of media that will introduce us to these concepts.

themes for quantitative reasoning
Themes for quantitative reasoning
  • Think of this as critical thinking with numbers.
  • We will review some basic concepts in algebra, geometry and statistics.
  • But we will spend most of our time solving word problems.
  • We will also apply math to the everyday needs of a hypothetical Moroccan English teacher.
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