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This collection of activities from Carleton College faculty is a subset of the larger set of examples available through the National Numeracy Network.



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Writing Precise Explanations of Graphic/Tabular Display of Economic Data part of Examples
This assignment asks for short, precise explanations of economic data displayed in graphs and tables.

Science of Post 2012 Global Climate Change Treaty part of Examples
This project examines the role of science in political and economic decision of a selected country so as to project what the selected country's position might be in 2012 Global Climate Change Conference.

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Mystery in Alaska: A Study of the 2000 Fishing Ban part of Examples
Solving Mystery in Alaska and investigating the role of science in July 2000 Alaska fishing ban with the intention to protect Steller sea lions.

Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees part of Examples
Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees in Northfield, MN

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Examples
Laboratory activity on springs and simple harmonic motion that encourages creative development of experiments and clear presentation of quantitative results in the form of a memo.

The Role of Audience in Quantitative Writing part of Examples
This workshop entails the reading of a highly quantitative article, summarizing it for a different audience, and reflecting upon what choices and opportunities audience presents for quantitative writers.

Graphically Presenting Quantitative Relationships: Elements of Effective Posters part of Examples
This workshop involves students in evaluating the efficacy of posters as a communication tool, focusing on elements of clarity in poster and graphic design.

Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Examples
Students were asked to compare their estimates of public opinion on several current issues to the actual values obtained through the analysis of National Surveys. The objective was to explore a common social attribution error and to acquire familiarity with data sources and on-line analysis tools.