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Quantitative Writing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing
Original module compiled by John C. Bean at Seattle University Enhanced by Steven A. Greenlaw with assistance from John C. Bean, Nathan Grawe, and Dean Peterson. What is Quantitative Writing? Quantitative writing ...

Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Laboratory activity on springs and simple harmonic motion that encourages creative development of experiments and clear presentation of quantitative results in the form of a memo.

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

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

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.

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

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.

What is the main issue we face as a society? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students were asked to compare their estimates of public opinion on several current issues to the actual values obtained through the analysis of National Surveys. The objective was to explore a common social attribution error and to acquire familiarity with data sources and on-line analysis tools.

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

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.

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.

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

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.

Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Principles of economics students are asked to collect and analyze data on a few macro economic aggregates to give them a first taste of empirical work.

Rainfall and Elevation: A Charting and Critical Thinking Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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 Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

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