Resources for Session 1: Just in time math in the science classroom

This session will introduce and explore the strategy of using short, student-led, modular math interventions at strategic points in a science course to serve as a reminder for students who have had the math concept previously, or introduce a new concept to a student who is catching up on math preparation as it applies to science. The workshop will draw material from existing programs, and also allow participants to share their own experiences and tips. Time will be allotted for individual planning.'

About Just in Time Teaching:

Just in Time Teaching at Vanderbilt University with a general description of Just in Time Teaching and links to examples from varying STEM disciplines.

Examples and Activities:

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The Math You Need, When You Need It
Math You Need is designed to give students the quantitative knowledge that they need, just before they need to use it in their concurrent geoscience course. This program includes pre- and post-testing and self-paced modules.

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Starting Point: Teaching and Learning about Economics
This project provides teaching resources for two-year college economics faculty and also runs workshops and webinars to help two-year college faculty connect with each other and stay current on important topics in economics and teaching. Starting Point also includes an overview of Just in Time Teaching with a collection of examples. A step by step approach to implementing Just in Time Teaching in your course was created for instructors to create activities specific to their course and students.

More Resources for Teaching Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

DataCounts! is an interactive website designed to help integrate social statistics into the classroom setting and provides access to an archive of datasets and teaching modules created for SSDAN's Census in the Classroom project.

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Quantitative Skills, Thinking, and Reasoning
A variety of resources for developing quantitative thinking in the classroom are available through SERC websites. The resources include extensive collections of project pages with tutorials and examples and teaching activities at various educational levels, some of which contain visualizations that may be useful for lectures or labs are also available.

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Teaching with Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum (SSAC) SSAC is a collection of teaching pedagogies and examples using spreadsheets in the classroom to allow students to work with real-world data. Spreadsheets make abstract or complex models accessible by providing concrete examples and allowing "what if" analyses. There is an extensive collection of SSAC examples.

Go to /sp/library/teachingwdata/Stats.html
Resources for Teaching Introductory Statistics
This module provides information for teaching several topics in statistics.

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Mathematics and Statistics Models
This module provides information and resources for using statistical models in the sciences.

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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action connects theory with classroom practice and developed a series of pages specifically about teaching quantitative reasoning. Teaching Resources are also organized by discipline.

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Numeracy Infusion Course for Higher Education
This project by the City University of New York (CUNY) Quantitative Reasoning Alliance aims to foster the infusion of quantitative reasoning (QR) instruction and assessment into undergraduate courses across the curriculum. This project also presents best practices and case studies of how QR is taught at a number of institutions. This website is intended to provide a repository of resources (e.g., best practices, case studies, teaching resources) and information for faculty from across the disciplines who are seeking to infuse numeracy into their course instruction.

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National Numeracy Network (NNN)
This organization offers its members a network of individuals, institutions, and corporations united by the common goal of quantitative literacy for all citizens. Through national meetings, faculty workshops, research initiatives, and information sharing, the NNN aims to strengthen the capacity of our country in the quantitative areas of business, industry, education, and research across all disciplines. This site includes access to the NNN journal, teaching resources, and other information.

How to Solve it A summary of G. Polya's approach (from the book 'How to Solve it') to solving mathematical problems.

Resources for Session 2: Strategies for managing uneven math preparation in the classroom

This session will explore the common situation of managing a science classroom with students of different levels of preparation. Strategies will be discussed for providing support for students coming with less experience in the subject, or prerequisite subjects, while also challenging students who come with a higher level of experience or readiness and creating a climate of respect. Information from existing projects will be introduced and we will discuss ideas for implementing a growth mindset into the science classroom. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and successes, and time will be allotted for individual reflection and planning. Participants will have the opportunity to help shape the summer pedagogy workshop.

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The National Numeracy Network has a variety of resources that include a Handbook for Directors of Quantitative & Mathematics Support Centers that has resources and guidance on addressing topics such as math anxiety, incorporating technology, and building effective quantitative and Math Faculty Development.

Some institutions have addressed student preparedness through academic support on campus. The Lewis and Clark: Math/Science Resource Center is an example of on-site academic support to help guide students in understanding the concepts taught in class. Middle Tennessee State University runs a number of Math Readiness Workshops that are short 3-day workshops to help students fill some of the gaps that may prevent them from succeeding in the course. MTSU webpage - Multiple intervention approach: FirstSTEP. Carleton College's QuIRK Carleton College QuIRK: Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning and Knowledge initiative is a project designed to create curriculum and practice around the teaching of quantitative reasoning.The program includes an iterative process of assessing student writing to inform faculty workshops that encourage curricular reform , which are then followed by subsequent assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of those reform efforts.

At Bryn Mawr, students with different levels of preparation in math can develop their quantitative skills through a range of support programs, including the Q project, Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts, or Just-In-Time learning materials.Trinity University summer math bridge program uses Alek to address preparation before matriculation.

Students who participate in the Swarthmore Summer Scholars Program focus on developing their writing and math skills and learn strategies for managing college-level academic work. Swarthmore Summer Scholars Program

When thinking about student preparedness in the classroom, it is important to understand how to provide academic support.

For a classroom approach, return to the Just in Time Teaching resources

There are also Open access tutorials like Khan Academy