This course is expiring, etc. etc. etc.

‹ Return to Courses

Using Math to Explore Social Issues

Course #: 02-873

Take the Exam 

Price: $4.00

CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Start Course 

How to Take This Course:

  • 1 View Course Worksheet -  View the course worksheet or print it out to review later
  • 2 Read the Course Material -  As you read through, mark your answers on the course worksheet to be prepared for the exam
  • 3 Take Exam -  You must a achieve a score of 75% or higher in order to earn credit for the course.
  • You don't need to pay for an exam until AFTER you pass it. If you have any questions or need more information, please click here.

Course Description

Course Description

Although mathematics can be used as an important tool for social problem-solving, insights on how it can be utilized to contribute to an understanding of societal problems is lost on many U.S. high school students.  This brief continuing education course, developed using information from Democracy in Education, begins to examine how students view mathematics as a means to explore social issues. Perspectives on the nature and purpose of math as a social inquiry instrument are presented as well as study results examining how students perceive socially relevant math applications.

Course Objectives

1. Describe how mathematics can be used as a tool for social critique and how it can be utilized to solve real-world problems.

2. Identify what research says about students’ perceptions of math as social inquiry tool.

3. Discuss study methods and findings related to using mathematics in the classroom to explore social issues.

4. Evaluate students’ responses to the compelling nature of viewing social justice through a mathematical lens.

5. Outline challenges and limitations faced when using mathematics as a tool for social inquiry.


Did you know you can now get UNLIMITED Continuing Education Credit Hours for only $95/year?
Click Here to learn more.

Content License

Our courseware includes the text content found on our websites as well as video, audio, and exam questions that make up our courses. You can link to and access our courseware free of charge for personal use. You may not modify or redistribute our courseware under any circumstances.

Although we allow free access for personal use, you may not use our courseware for any commercial purposes without an agreement in place. This includes (but is not limited to) using our courseware for internal training, redistributing our courseware for sale, and copying all or parts of any of our courseware.

If you're interested in licensing our content for commercial purposes or have any other questions, please contact legal@edcompassedu.com.

Proprietary Interest Policy

We will disclose, in advance, any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material to be discussed during the learning event, as well as the source of any third-party compensation related to the presentation. This policy applies to both our organization and contractors. If such proprietary/financial interests exist, we will publish a disclaimer in marketing or instructional materials for a course.

System Requirements

In order to view this course, you will need to be able to view a PDF document for the course material. If your device doesn't have the capability to view a PDF, you can click here to download Adobe Acrobat for free.


‹ Return to Courses