Children, Numeracy and Society
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
Children, Numeracy and Society examines numeracy from historical, social, cultural and educational perspectives. The course situates numeracy within a social justice framework, examining how a learner's social and cultural position affects their engagement with numeracy, and the role of numeracy in enabling social change. Key areas of focus will be the history of numeracy and math education; the development of governmental policy around math education; the links between numeracy and other disciplines such as art, music and literature; and the implications of categories such as gender, race and ethnicity in the acquisition of mathematical competence.
- Registration status: senior student.
- This course does not count toward a Mathematics major or minor.