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Storyboarding With Data: Using Quantitative Reading to Teach Research Writing part of Examples
By using a multi-part storyboard approach, we aim to teach participants how to critically assess visual information in research articles. In this exercise, we have three workshop activities: (1) assessing a single figure, (2) assessing a series of figures to determine coherence across a data set, (3) drafting the text for a research article around those visual representations of data.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Examples

Subject: Economics, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Examples
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

Subject: Psychology

Descriptive Statistics Project part of Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

Subject: Economics, Mathematics

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models part of Examples
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Subject: Geography:Human/Cultural, Mathematics

VOCES: Spanish for Heritage Learners Introductory Exercise part of 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.

Subject: Languages

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

Subject: Environmental Science

Writing Precise Explanations of Graphic/Tabular Display of Economic Data part of Examples
This assignment asks for short, precise explanations of economic data displayed in graphs and tables.

Subject: Economics

Science of Post 2012 Global Climate Change Treaty part of Examples
This project examines the role of science in political and economic decision of a selected country so as to project what the selected country's position might be in 2012 Global Climate Change Conference.