Quantity Across the Curriculum
Quantity Across the Curriculum (QuAC) is a faculty learning community dedicated to supporting faculty to increase their and their students' engagement and skill with quantitative reasoning in their discipline.
Fall 2012 Events (Flyer)In Fall 2012, QuAC is sponsoring two faculty workshops:
Face the Facts: The Politics of StatisticsHide resources
Beyond the FormulaShow resources
Spring 2012 Events (Flyer)In Spring 2012, QuAC hosted three workshops and a plenary event.
Election 2012: By the Numbers
1. Framing a Quantitative QuestionShow resources
2. Building a Quantitative AssignmentShow resources
3. Using "Just-In-Time" MathematicsHide resources
Beyond the Formula
Fall 2011 Events (Flyer)In Fall 2011, QuAC hosted four learning community discussions. You may click on the links below to access discussion materials after each is held.
Teaching Numeracy with Writing-to-Learn
Numerate Research and Capstone Courses
Engaging First-Year Students with Numbers
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
Resources from QuAC faculty development workshops may be found below. Click on the workshop name to access its materials.
Engaging Students with Quantitative Reasoning
Visiting Lecturer Development Day — Wednesday, January 4, 2012
|Classroom Practice||Assignment Design|
The Common Core State Standards: Transition from Secondary School to College Writing
Writing Across the Curriculum Panel — April 26, 2012
|Using Writing to Teach Mathematics, A. Sterrett, ed. MAA Notes #16, ISBN 0883850664|
|Math Journaling Overview and Lesson Plans, part of TOFU (Tools for Understanding), U. Puget Sound|
|Examples of Math Writing Assignments, MAA guidelines for developing mathematical communication|
|A Short Guide to Writing Mathematics, S. Maurer, Swarthmore College|
|Writing, Reasoning, and Mathematics, M. Salomone, speaker's slides from event|
Source Materials, Readings, and Handouts
The following are materials the QuAC learning community might find especially useful in thinking about quantitative coursework, here at BSU and beyond.
- The QuIRK Project (Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge), Carleton College's vast QR initiative and resources
- The National Numeracy Network, a paraprofessional organization devoted to increasing quantitative engagement and skill in higher education
- The Learning Network: Mathematics, a New York Times blog devoted to quantitative lesson plans surrounding current events
- The Case for Quantitative Literacy, excerpted from the MAA's Mathematics and Democracy
- Quantitative Literacy VALUE Rubric, developed by the LEAP project's curriculum team
- Quantitative Reasoning Skill Scaffold, including learning outcomes and fundamental questions, developed by M. Salomone.
- QR Skill Requirement Draft Recommendations, prepared by M. Salomone for the BSU Core Curriculum steering committee.