"Developing assignments with data, maps and graphs," Session 2 in the Quantitative Reasoning Series
Date: Monday, September 13th, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Room 150, Center for the Sciences
Sponsored by: Psychology Department
Contact: Alexis Grosofsky, For series please contact: Alexis Grosofsky 608-363-2329
Session 2: 5:30 to 7 in SC 150
Beginning the Conversation: Sampling QR Assignments and Activities at Beloit College
Nathan Grawe’s presentation last week presented a range of issues related to quantitative reasoning—definitions, objectives, samples, strategies, outcomes, etc. This session follows up on his presentation by beginning our own campus discussion with Beloit College faculty whose assignments and activities either have or might develop a quantitative reasoning component. We will both describe and address ways to build assignments that encourage students to use quantitative reasoning effectively in their work.
We invite faculty members from all three divisions who have developed assignments with quantitative reasoning to share examples of or plans for an assignment in brief and informal presentations of about five minutes. Please let us know if you could contribute some “empirical evidence” about actual practices of teaching and learning with numbers.
Sandwiches will be provided by Atlanta Bread Company courtesy of our Teagle grant. Please indicate your choice of sandwich when you RSVP: turkey, ham, chicken salad or veggie.