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Position Paper: Where to Send NASA's Next Big Mission part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
John Weiss, Carleton College
An opinion essay (in the style of an Op-Ed) wherein students argue for sending NASA's next large mission to a particular solar system target. Arguments are based on data and (where possible) numbers.

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Argument Analysis Activity for Philosophy Students part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Jason Decker, Carleton College
In this exercise, students are asked to give a careful logical analysis of a philosophical argument. This involves breaking the argument down into premises, sub-conclusions, and a main conclusion, mapping the inferential connections between the foregoing in a numbered argument, and then evaluating the resulting argument for deductive validity and soundness.

The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Barry Bickmore, Brigham Young University
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Introduction to the Ethnographic Atlas part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This page is authored by Jerome Levi, Carleton College, using the online Ethnographic Atlas, http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/EthnoAtlas/ethno.html
Introduction to the Ethnographic Atlas and the integration of quantitative and qualitative data analysis through the use of cross-cultural cross-tabulations.

Understanding Macroeconomic Statistics: Country Profile Project part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Kathleen Odell, Dominican University
This project, appropriate for principles of macro students, provides students with the opportunity to use collect and present real world data pertinent to macro concepts such as GDP, economic growth, unemployment and inflation. A short quantitative writing assignment reinforces interpretation skills.

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Steve DeLoach, Elon University

Race and Space part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Lindsay Custer, Cascadia Community College
This assignment exposes students to racial inequalities in their own communities and helps them to identify the impact of racial segregation on quality of life. The big ideas in this assignment are racial inequality, residential segregation, and environmental justice.

What is Magnitude? Earthquake Magnitude By Analogy part of Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Understanding magnitude scales by analogy to distance. Students use distance as a proxy for understanding how the logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale works. Very simple class or lab exercise for introductory ...

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Mining the News part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Carol Rutz, Carleton College
This is a series of short assignments that require students to locate appropriate journalistic texts and employ rhetorical analysis: Mining the News.

Learning About Racial Demography Using the US Census part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Liz Raleigh, Carleton College
The purpose of this activity is to give students the opportunity to learn how the US Census categorizes race and analyze racialized descriptive statistics. They will get a chance to digest the material in the Census reports, and teach it to others.

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