Teaching Activity Collection
These activities have been developed or adapted by Carleton faculty. For many more assignments from multiple disciplines, see the SERC activity collection. These assignments are presented in a common format so that other educators can make use of them more easily. Faculty are invited to submit activities to the collection at any time.Help
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Evolutionary Computation: Research Project Proposal to Analyze and Replicate the Experimental Results of a Published Research Article part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Students choose a published paper in a specific research field and write a research proposal as if they were the original researchers before the research was completed. The proposal included the question the paper is meant to address, the thesis or theses proposed, and the planned experiments to answer the question.
Preparing for a Data Rich Research Project part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Understanding the Economics Literature Through Maps part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Exploring Security Behavior in the International System part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
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 Quantitative Writing:Examples
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 Quantitative Writing:Examples
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 Quantitative Writing:Examples
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 Quantitative Writing:Examples
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 Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.