Health Numeracy

1024 576 Office of Research Trainees

Date

November 20, 2019 | 2pm

Presenters

Taras Gulas has been a professor at George Brown College since 2002 teaching courses in mathematics, statistics, and research methods to students in the Health Science Division. Taras’ research has been focused on improving mathematics and statistics education for non-mathematicians. Along with Miroslav Lovric, Taras is leading the Health Numeracy Project and has created other on-line practice tools for college foundations mathematics (www.mathessentials.ca), and statistics (www.statcat.ca).

Miroslav Lovric is a professor of mathematics at McMaster University.  His math education research involves studying numeracy, transition from secondary to tertiary mathematics, interdisciplinary approaches to teaching mathematics, and the use of computer programming to problem-solve in mathematics.

 

Description

Health Numeracy: broaden your understanding of the numbers you utilize in research and daily life. Are you thinking about or with numbers ?

At the end of this workshop, learners will:

  1. Be able to conceptualize Numeracy as a series of thinking tools that help us think with numbers about our research and the world around us.
  2. Be able to distinguish when we are thinking about numbers vs. with numbers – this is not always as easy as it seems.
  3. Understand how Bayesian probability is an example of a series of mathematical tools rooted in using numbers to think about the way aspects of the world, including scientific research work.

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