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Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.

Subject: Mathematics, Psychology, Economics

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.

Subject: Economics

Goldenrod Gall Flies: Writing a Lab Report in the Form of a Scientific Paper part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students collect protein electrophoresis data comparing goldenrod gall flies, analyze class data, and write a lab report in the format of a scientific paper.

Subject: Biology

The Role of Audience in Quantitative Writing part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing: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.

Subject: Political Science

Graphically Presenting Quantitative Relationships: Elements of Effective Posters part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing: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.

Subject: Political Science

An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing: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.

Subject: Physics

Reconstructing the Evolution of Cauliflower and Broccoli part of Teaching Genomics at Small Colleges:Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection
This laboratory exercise focuses on the connections between plant genetics and morphology.

Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing: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.

Subject: American Studies, Sociology

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets.

Subject: Political Science

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

Subject: Psychology