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Smith, Richard Manning; Schumacher, Phyllis – Journal of Education for Business, 2006

The authors studied beginning undergraduate actuarial concentrators in a business college. They identified four variables (math Scholastic Aptitude Test [SAT] score, verbal SAT score, percentile rank in high school graduating class, and percentage score on a college mathematics placement exam) that were available for entering college students that…

Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Majors (Students), Aptitude Tests, Scores

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"Setting the Stage with Geometry" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 build and reinforce basic geometry skills for measuring 2D and 3D shapes. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, this program seeks to provide skill-building math…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Class Activities, Mathematics Activities

Sriraman, Bharath, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012

The interaction of the history of mathematics and mathematics education has long been construed as an esoteric area of inquiry. Much of the research done in this realm has been under the auspices of the history and pedagogy of mathematics group. However there is little systematization or consolidation of the existing literature aimed at…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Mathematics Education, Calculus

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"The Power of Probability" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Common Core State Standards, which gives students opportunities to practice their skills and knowledge of the mathematics of probability. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, the program's lessons and worksheets motivate…

Descriptors: State Standards, Assignments, Probability, Teaching Guides

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"Solving the Unknown with Algebra" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and designed to help students practice pre-algebra skills including using formulas, solving for unknowns, and manipulating equations. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, this program provides…

Descriptors: Algebra, Teaching Guides, Grade 6, Grade 7

Chu, Chi Wing; Chan, Kevin L. T.; Chan, Wai-Sum; Kwong, Koon-Shing – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

The mathematics education literature shows that encouraging students to develop multiple solutions for given problems has a positive effect on students' understanding and creativity. In this paper, we present an example of multiple-solution problems in statistics involving a set of non-traditional dice. In particular, we consider the exact…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Probability, Games

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"Welcome to Conversions Rock" is a new math program designed to build and reinforce the important skills of converting fractions, decimals, and percents for students in grades 6-8. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, this program seeks to provide skill-building, real-world math to help students become successful in the classroom and beyond. [A…

Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"Bars, Lines, & Pies" is a dynamic math program designed to build graphing skills in students, while also showing them the relevance of math in their lives. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation along with Scholastic, the graphing lessons and activities involve engaging, real-world examples about the environment and recycling. In these lessons,…

Descriptors: Graphs, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"Plan, Save, Succeed!" is a new program aligned with Jumpstart Coalition National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards, and Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. "Plan, Save, Succeed!" is designed to help students understand key financial literacy topics including…

Descriptors: National Standards, Money Management, Home Economics, Teaching Guides

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"Shake, Rattle, & Roll" is a new program developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, provides dynamic real-world math content designed to build student skills while showing students the relevance of math to understanding their world and planning for their future. Math skills are increasingly important for students. According to the U.S.…

Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Gifted

Actuarial Foundation, 2012

The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The materials are centered on the fictional town of Happy Shores, a coastal community which is at risk for hurricanes. Actuaries at an insurance company figure out the risks and…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules

Actuarial Foundation, 2012

The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The modules also introduce students to real world math concepts and problems that property and casualty actuaries come across in their work. They are designed to be used by teachers and…

Descriptors: Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules, Calculus

Ratliff, Michael I.; Williams, Raymond E. – 1989

Recently there has been increased interest related to the Actuarial Science field. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems. This paper examines: (1) the interface between Statistical and Actuarial Science training; (2) statistical courses corresponding to…

Descriptors: Career Planning, College Mathematics, Course Content, Courses

Rimbey, Kimberly – Actuarial Foundation, 2008

Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in this booklet were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to the students. This booklet contains the "Math Academy--Let's Go to the Mall! Explorations in Combinatorics," which teachers can use to enhance…

Descriptors: State Standards, Experiential Learning, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students

Rimbey, Kimberly – Actuarial Foundation, 2008

Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in this booklet were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to the students. This booklet contains the "Math Academy--Play Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics," which teachers can use to…

Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Athletics