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The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Finding the best water line: the least squares method in action part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

Evaluating Quantitative Methods in the Analysis of Victorian Novels part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Current research on the Victorian novel includes fascinating, even radical quantitative methods that are transforming assumptions about literary history. This assignment will explore these new methods and help students learn to understand and evaluate quantitative data in relation to literature.

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

VOCES: Spanish for Heritage Learners Introductory Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This is a just in time activity that uses a Spanish for the bilingual student website to launch a classroom discussion on cultural and linguistic identity. Students listen to three native speakers talk about their lives in their countries and their transition to life in the university in America. They then talk about their own experience, in class and on a discussion board.

Mystery in Alaska: A Study of the 2000 Fishing Ban part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Solving Mystery in Alaska and investigating the role of science in July 2000 Alaska fishing ban with the intention to protect Steller sea lions.

Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees in Northfield, MN

The Science of Sugaring part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Demographic Data in Community Assessment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
As part of a community assessment, students research demographic data for a local community. The data of the community are compared to the state and the US. This information is used to help identify needs in the community.

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

Finding Your 'Perfect Partner': Evaluating matchmaker profiles usings ratings and cutoff methods part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
In this activity, students informally explore how the rating systems might be set up in a simple setting which uses the "profile" of eight candidates who have responded to an online dating service. The activity also employs the cut-off method as another decision making method on the same problem.

How to Teach to be Statistically Literate part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning?: Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
The following urls contains relevant materials for this assignment: http://www.happyplanetindex.org/public-data/files/happy-planet-index-2-0.pdf http://go.worldbank.org/UWABM2F1J0 http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDI_methodology.pdf

Quantitative Review of a Political Science Documentary/Movie part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment is designed to introduce quantitative reasoning and critical thinking in viewing documentary videos on the issues of development. Students will write a review essay about one of three designated documentaries for the course.

A Quantitative Analysis of Pausanias' Testimony on Athletic Statues at Olympia part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students read an ancient account of the statues of athletes at Olympia and extract from it a set of data presented in a spreadsheet. After analyzing the data using tables, graphs, and maps, the students use quantitative reasoning combined with qualitative arguments to write a paper about how Pausanias' account of the statues reflects both his own biases and the cultural norms of ancient Greek athletics.

Quantifying Competing Claims about Indian Language Literatures part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Learning About Racial Demography Using the US Census part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
The purpose of this activity is to give students the opportunity to learn how the US Census categorizes race and analyze racialized descriptive statistics. They will get a chance to digest the material in the Census reports, and teach it to others.

Shifting Attitudes on the Second Shift: A Statistical Analysis of Women and Work part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
(How) have public attitudes about work and gender changed over the last 25 years? Using the General Social Survey (available online) students will conduct a descriptive statistical analysis of Americans perceptions about women and work from 1988. They will then contextualize their findings within the contemporary literature about these issues.

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