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Quantitative Curriculum For Life Science Students part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains outcome reports of two workshops that address the lack of quantitative training in Life Science majors. Users can follow links to recommendations from several workshops, final ...

The Gapminder World 2006 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Gapminder is a non-profit venture developing information technology for provision of free statistics in new visual and animated ways. Goal: enable you to make sense of the world by having fun with ...

How Faithful is Old Faithful? Statistical Thinking: A Story of Variation and Prediction part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The authors of this article are exploring the question of what is "statistical thinking" and how do teachers instill this type of thinking in their students. They have found it helpful to ...

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book is a classic outline of how complex information can be presented through graphics, charts, and diagrams. Not only does the book show how to display numeric data graphically, it shows how to ...

Developing Analytical and Communication Skills in a Mock-Trial Course Based on the Famous Woburn, Massachusetts Case part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses a mock trial in which undergraduates serve as expert witnesses and law students serve as their attorneys. The article identifies the trial as an effective vehicle for ...

Reinforcing quantitative skills with applied research on tombstone-weathering rates part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a tombstone weathering exercise that reinforces quantitative skills with applied research. The article describes an exercise designed and ...

Shaping the Future: New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (NSF 96-139) part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This report provides guidelines for more effective use of the investments made by individuals, organizations, and agencies seeking to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, ...

Using and Understanding Mathematics - A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Second Edition part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Aimed at students majoring in nonmathematical fields--particularly those who feel some anxiety about math--this textbook focuses on the practical applications of mathematics in college, career, and ...

Numeracy: Imperatives of a Forgotten Goal part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The author describes three different situations in which we use our quantitative skills: 1) Computational Situations-where a number is the desired result, 2) Decision-making Situations-where ...

Integrating the Teaching of Quantitative Skills Across the Geology Curriculum in a Department part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: One approach to teaching quantitative skills to all students in a department is to construct a matrix of the desired quantitative skills versus courses in the departmental curriculum. ...



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