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This collection is a subset of the larger set of examples available through Pedagogy in Action.


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Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Examples
Nathan Grawe, Carleton College
This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.

Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Examples
Mija Van Der Wege, Carleton College
A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students to think critically about the way that scientific research is reported by the popular media and the reasons that research may or may not be reported in a way that could be construed as misleading.

Exploring an Architectural Remodel part of Examples
This page authored by Baird Jarman, Carleton College
An assignment that requires students to explore a remodeled architectural site, to update the original blueprints with accurate new plans based on their own measurements, and to propose viable possibilities for future reuses of the structure.

Utilizing Numbers in Reading and Writing about Socially-Conscious Literature part of Examples
Sun Hee Teresa Lee Carleton College
This activity introduces the students to the usefulness of quantitative material in studying and writing about socially-conscious literature.

Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Examples
George Vrtis, Carleton College
This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI). part of Examples
This Page authored by Meherun Ahmed, Carleton College
This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth anddevelopment as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the HumanDevelopment Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a bigdebate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita asa measure of development.

Quantitative Review of an Article part of Examples
Tun Myint, Carleton College
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Examples
Neil Lutsky, Carleton College
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.

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Examples
Nathan Grawe, Carleton College
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.

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