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ICT Literacy in Mathematics

Compiled by Dr. Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach




Key terms: mathematics, statistics, quantitative, data

  • Academic Support Services/ Virtual Environments/ Disciplinary Content/ Mathematics & Statistics
  • Business/ Economics/ Mathematical and Quantitative
  • Education/ TeacherEd/ Teaching Methods/ Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Sciences and Technology/ Physics/ General/ Mathematics
  • Academic Support Services/ ICT Literacy
  • Academic Support Services/Library and Information Services;jsessionid=6BE7717B7463D215C058AF69B2E0F6A8 




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  • Ask students to research monetary systems. 
  • Ask students to create a timeline of famous mathematicians. 
  • Ask students to research the mathematical aspects of music. 
  • Ask students to use drawing or image editing software to make tessellations or fractals. 
  • Ask students to compare mathematical systems around the world. 
  • Ask students to research the cultural connotation of different numbers (e.g., 7, 8, 13). 
  • Ask students to research recreational math. 
  • Ask students to research intellectual property law (both copyright and patents/trademarks) as it applies to mathematics. 
  • Ask students to interview personnel in different jobs that are possible with a math major. 
  • Ask students to research the total cost of a garment, from growing the fiber (e.g., sheep, flax) to its processing, including all manufacturing/production costs, marketing and sales. 
  • Ask students to research the same mathematical topic in two database aggregators (e.g., ABI/INFORM, Web of Science), and compare the process and results. 
  • Ask students to locate different datasets for the same general topic. 
  • Ask students to analyze the impact of math on art. 
  • Ask students to research the mathematics of origami. 
  • Ask students to research the impact of technology on mathematics. Ask students to research how sports uses math. 
  • Ask students to research the impact of math on technology. 
  • Ask students to create a math-based infographic. 
  • Ask students to create a graphic novel about a math concept. Ask students to research math in nature. 
  • Ask students to create a virtual museum exhibit about an aspect of mathematics. 
  • Ask students to locate newspaper stories that involve math. Want more money? Want to lose weight? Want to go faster? It’s all in how you calculate it! Instead of having one dollar, you can have 1,562.88 liras for the same cost (You might explore which currency has the least and the most value). Or maybe you don’t want to look greedy; instead of asking for a pint of ice cream you can ask for a mere 0.002 of a hogshead. Would you rather run a mile or 160 934.4 centimeters? How many seconds have your lived? Create your own conversion games and fantasies by using