Marla A. Sole, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has published “Financial education: Increase your purchasing power” in the September 2017 issue of Mathematics Teacher. The article is an outgrowth of her work linking research and practice. In the article, Dr. Sole discusses the importance of students today being financially literate, which in large part depends on being able to correctly apply mathematical principles to real-world financial exercises. The article is based on a series of open-ended questions designed to teach critical thinking and allowed a range of solution strategies to be developed and shared. Becoming financially literate can be empowering. The real-world financial exercises that this article discusses aim to increase algebraic proficiency and teach a valuable skill.
Molly Vollman Makris, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Urban Studies, recently co-authored with Elizabeth Brown A different type of charter school: in prestige charters, a rise in cachet equals a decline in access in the Journal of Education Policy (20 June 2017).