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Demographic Data in Community Assessment part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students answer the question, "What makes your community distinctive? " Each student, or group of students, is assigned to a local community. Students work with a number of local, state, and national websites as they gather information for a community assessment, utilizing the Community-as-Partner model. Demographic data including age, race, sex, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, occupation, and marital status are collected. The collected data compare local findings with state and national findings. Students learn about their assigned community based on how it compares with state and national data. Students create a graph utilizing the nesting (local, state and national) statistics, and use the information gathered to help identify needs in the community.
Administering Medications to Patients -- Calculating Dosages in the Clinical Setting part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
In this Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity, students use Excel to calculate correct medication dosages. Students are first asked to think conceptually about dosage administration and then presented with a case study in which they have to determine the quantity and frequency of the dosage based on a medication order. Students also create an xy scatter plot to examine the relationship of metric units, specifically grams and milligrams.