This article addresses a key issue for mathematics educators preparing students for work: How should teaching, learning and assessment be designed to meet the mathematical demands of the workplace, especially when those demands are safety-critical? We explore this question through a discussion of our interdisciplinary research on numeracy for nursing, focusing in particular on the characterization and authentic assessment of competence in medication dosage calculation problem-solving, where errors can and do cause patient morbidity and mortality.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Educational Studies in Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Drug errors, teaching
- Medication dosage calculation problem-solving