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Read about instructors' approaches to teaching quantitative skills and reasoning through these community-contributed essays.


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Competence and confidence and student success
Kay Bjornen, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Kay Kuhlemeier Bjornen, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus I believe that student success in the chemistry classes that I taught was significantly affected by a negative feedback loop of ...

Improving quantitative and computational skills in under-graduate bioscience education
Tom Andersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Tom Andersen, Department of biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway The Department of Biosciences at the University of Oslo, Norway, has gone through a major revision in its bachelor's and master's ...

The Importance of Teaching Quantitative Reasoning in Higher Education
Desiree Lonon, Savannah State University
Desiree Lonon, Chemistry & Forensic Science, Savannah State University Quantitative Reasoning "(QR) requires students to think critically and apply basic mathematics and statistics skills to interpret ...

Teaching with data
Syed Ahmed, Xavier University of Louisiana
DR. SYED AHMED, Business Division, Xavier University of Louisiana Teaching Through Data Math is the language of all my courses that I teach. I use several techniques to make the math foundations strong of my ...

Overcoming Math Anxiety to Achieve Quantitative Literacy for Professional Success
Victor Ricchezza, Georgia State University
Victor Ricchezza, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida Quantitative literacy (QL) used in the sensu lato can be thought of as an umbrella term encompassing quantitative reasoning, numeracy, and ...

Helping students develop quantitative reasoning skills via classroom engagement with data
Joseph Zume, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Joseph T. Zume, Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania I am a firm believer in the experiential learning doctrine. I believe that, one of the most efficient ways to help students ...

Teaching Quantitative Reasoning to Promote Transferable Skills
Kimberly Coleman, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Kimberly Coleman, Center for Earth and Environmental Science, SUNY - Plattsburgh As an educator, I believe that critical thinking, as well as oral and written communication, teamwork, and cultural competence, are ...

Using Data to Understand the Earth and Environment
Sarah Cadieux, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sarah Cadieux, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Everything we know about the planet Earth is because of data collected empirically or experimentally. As such, to teach about our ...

Quantitative reasoning skills in laboratory courses
Kabindra Shakya, Villanova University
Kabindra Shakya, Geography and the Environment, Villanova University Quantitative reasoning (QR) and critical thinking are one of the important learning goals for students in environmental science. Analysis of ...

A System Approach in Teaching With Data in Hydrology
Hari Kandel, Lake Superior State University
Hari Kandel, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Lake Superior State University One of the capabilities of a quantitatively literate college graduate as listed in 1989's definition of ...