HHMI Assessment Mathematical Competence

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Assessing Mathematical Competence

see also Quantitative Skills and Reasoning on Assessing Competencies page


What is mathematical competence (in this course)?

Below is a tentative list of things we might mean. First order of business it to see what we already do and how it maps to or helps us expand/modify a list like this.


Making sense of equations


Building mathematical models


Manipulating equations and interpreting solutions


Working with and coordinating multiple mathematical representations


Quantification and Estimation


More Data in:

PHYS 131:132 HW - Math Competencies.xlsx


What competencies are students most asked to show in Phys 131/132 (fall 2012 - spring 2013)?