The pedagogical approaches highlighted below can provide inspiration as you consider various approaches that will help you achieve your course goals. The resource collections are organized to provide a rich set of materials to draw from in constructing the specific set of learning experiences you want for your students. Finally, explore the more in-depth information and ideas available in special topics.
How does one teach quantitative reasoning skills? These modules offer pedagogical models and examples of their use. They have been made available through the Pedagogy in Action project:
- Mathematical and Statistical Models
- Measurement and Uncertainty
- Quantitative Writing
- Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News
- Teaching with Data
- Teaching with Models
- Teaching with Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
- The City University of New York's NICHE (Numeracy Infusion Course for Higher Education) Project provides information including assessment instruments, QR learning goals, and best practices for QR instruction.
- Activities emphasizing specific QR Skills
This collection of internet resources is intended to help faculty teaching QR courses. Many of the resources are good problems, class activities, lecture notes or PowerPoint presentations that are illustrated with useful diagrams, graphs and figures.
- Teaching Activities for QR Across the Curriculum
These materials reflect the contributions of faculty members from across the country, collected by the NNN.
- Activities emphasizing Sustainability These activities show how the multidisciplinary topic of environmental sustainability can be used in classrooms across the disciplines to motivate authentic problems using quantitative reasoning.
- Examples of assessment questions (Acrobat (PDF) 871kB Apr4 08) from Wellesley College's Quantitative Reasoning Program.
- The NSF funded Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Project, awarded to Bowdoin College, supports the creation of a non-proprietary instrument for assessing QLR (Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning).
- Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum provides an extensive list of books and resources on quantitative reasoning and math across the curriculum.
- The Center for Mathematics and Quantitative Education at Dartmouth (MQED) provides a selection of curricular materials serving QL needs across a wide variety of disciplines. Modules from their Financial Literacy Project can be found at the Money Matters site.
- The SISL Web site (Sustainability Increases Student Learning) provides information about making Sustainability a theme in courses across the curriculum, including QR courses in which energy, climate change, and natural resources would be engaging topics. In particular, the Math/QR site focuses on how math and statistics feature naturally in sustainability.
- A collection of essays on the importance of quantitative literacy, Mathematics and Democracy, hosted by The Mathematics Association of America.