CREATE Work in Progress Session: Luke Tunstall

Date: 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

115 Erickson, CREATE for STEM conference room

Presenter: Luke Tunstall, PhD student in mathematics education

Title: Interacting with Media: Investigations into Students' Unprompted Quantitative and Statistical Reasoning 

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Abstract: Quantitative and statistical literacy are readily discussed as necessary for participation in our data-drenched society. For this talk, I will discuss my practicum study and continuing work with MSU's Learning HUB, where I have interviewed and surveyed MTH 101 and 102 students to examine--in rather unprompted ways--how they reason with various media sources. Preliminary results suggest that prior knowledge and pre-existing biases serve as nontrivial barriers to the types of reasoning desired for quantitative and statistical literacy.