“Functional” Mathematics in an Electronic Age: What should we teach?

Math numeracy in the digital age is complicated. You think that you can just Google how to pay the bills, balance the books, and invest properly. But can you? This presentation considers the nature of numeracy in light of much recent research in the field and melds it with improved understanding of approaches to inclusive mathematics education for students with mathematics learning difficulties. The traditional functional mathematics topics need to be viewed in this new light. For example, calculating change is no longer functional in a world where electronic transactions are commonplace. Other aspects of financial literacy, such as making sound financial decisions, have increased importance.
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