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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
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills, :Writing

Descriptive Statistics Project part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing, Communication Skills

Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills

Finding the best water line: the least squares method in action part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students experiment with the slope and y-intercept of a line representing a hose used to water several bushes, and try to minimize the total squared error produced by the line.

Subject: Mathematics
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing

Statistical Graphs: Aids Cases and Deaths by Year and Historical Poverty in the US part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics, Economics
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing, Communication Skills

Storyboarding With Data: Using Quantitative Reading to Teach Research Writing part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
By using a multi-part storyboard approach, we aim to teach participants how to critically assess visual information in research articles. In this exercise, we have three workshop activities: (1) assessing a single figure, (2) assessing a series of figures to determine coherence across a data set, (3) drafting the text for a research article around those visual representations of data.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

Subject: Economics, Mathematics
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing, Communication Skills

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Subject: Mathematics, Geography:Human/Cultural
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation, Economics
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing

Luck and Randomness in Sports part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing: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
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills

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