Two New Modules for Quantitative Skills

published Nov 23, 2009 12:00am
New Quantitative Skills teaching method modules in Pedagogy in Action Measurement and Uncertainty provides science educators with clearly written instructions to teach introductory level students the fundamentals of effective measurement, and describes how to integrate these ideas into science teaching. This increases scientific literacy, helps students use data to understand science concepts during inquiry-based labs and activities, and prepares students for future science education. Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with the News by Stuart Boersma (Central Washington University) describes how one can use media articles as the main content for a course focused on honing students' ability to critically think about and analyze quantitative information.