Stuart Boersma

Mathematics

Central Washington University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (6)

Calculating and Comparing Tax Rates part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News:Examples
This example focuses on six letters to the editor. All six letters attempt to describe and compare the amount of taxes paid on two different incomes: $30,000 and $200,000. Tax rates are expressed in absolute ...

Credit Card Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News:Examples
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How Big is a Trillion? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News:Examples
Perhaps the first skill needed for successful quantitative reasoning is the ability to understand a single number. Newspaper headlines over the last year have used some amazingly large figures when discussing the ...

A Short Selection of Advertisements part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News:Examples
Advertisers constantly thrust quantitative information in our face. Product claims, store enticements, health benefits, and scores of other contexts use short quantitative arguments to catch a reader's eye ...

Cost Effectiveness of Increased Fuel Efficiency part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News:Examples
In this example students examine and critique an argument which implies that it is not cost effective to pay for an automobile with increased fuel efficiency. Using a few reasonable assumptions shows that some of ...

Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Teaching Method Module (1)

Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News
Compiled by Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University Based on material written by Bernard L. Madison, Stuart Boersma, Caren L. Diefenderfer, and Shannon W. Dingman. What is Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with ...