TY - JOUR
T1 - Reflections on a linear algebra reading comprehension exercise arising from macroeconomics
AU - Meyer, John Christopher
N1 - Not yet published as of 10/09/2024.
The article is to appear in Special Issue of Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications focussed on Mathematics for Economics.
PY - 2024/9/4
Y1 - 2024/9/4
N2 - We reflect on a reading comprehension exercise given in a linear algebra course to joint honours students enrolled in their first year on an Applied Mathematics with Economics undergraduate degree programme. The exercise first required students to read a proof of a Hawkins-Simon condition which contained some intended minor mistakes. Students were then required to: identify and fix the mistakes; apply the theorem to guarantee the existence of a solution to a simple instance of such a system; and, explain how they could use the theorem in more generality. Consequently, we highlight how reading comprehension exercises can be used to evidence students' attainment of attributes they should typically have obtained via their undergraduate degree studies.
AB - We reflect on a reading comprehension exercise given in a linear algebra course to joint honours students enrolled in their first year on an Applied Mathematics with Economics undergraduate degree programme. The exercise first required students to read a proof of a Hawkins-Simon condition which contained some intended minor mistakes. Students were then required to: identify and fix the mistakes; apply the theorem to guarantee the existence of a solution to a simple instance of such a system; and, explain how they could use the theorem in more generality. Consequently, we highlight how reading comprehension exercises can be used to evidence students' attainment of attributes they should typically have obtained via their undergraduate degree studies.
KW - reading comprehension
KW - linear algebra
KW - Leontief systems
KW - Hawkins-Simon condition
KW - transnational education
UR - https://academic.oup.com/teamat
UR - https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrae017
M3 - Article
SN - 0268-3679
JO - Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
JF - Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
ER -