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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.

Subject: Political Science

Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of 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.

Subject: Psychology

Rainfall and Elevation: A Charting and Critical Thinking Exercise part of Examples

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation

Luck and Randomness in Sports part of Examples
This assignment allows students to investigate randomness in outcomes of sporting events. They will use their knowledge of probability distributions to assess the role that luck has played in the outcomes for teams or individuals.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Probability

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation, Economics

Understanding Acid-Base Titrations using Microsoft Excel part of Examples
This exercise uses a PowerPoint learning module to help students understand the relationship between pH and hydronium concentration in acid-base titrations.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases

Statistical Graphs: Aids Cases and Deaths by Year and Historical Poverty in the US part of Examples

Subject: Economics, Mathematics:Statistics

Becoming a Psychology Scholar part of Examples
This assignment takes indtroductory psychology students step-by-step through the research process.

Subject: Psychology

Final Quantitative Reasoning Project: Planning a Sesquicentennial Celebration part of Examples
This final project gives students the opportunity to apply unit conversions, geometry, estimation, and personal finance modeling in one cohesive, real world analysis.