Assignment Library Tag: Broad and Integrative Knowledge

“SEES” the Problem: A Critical Thinking Strategy for Solving Word Problems in Math

Description The “SEES” strategy is a step-by-step methodology that is intended to help undergraduate math students solve real-world application problems. Real-world application problems in math, often called word problems, generally prove to be difficult for undergraduate students, requiring practice in a specific set of problem-solving skills. The implementation of the “SEES” strategy which is outlined… Read more »

Introductory Reasoning and Problem Solving in Mathematics

Description This assignment covers material on reasoning and problem solving as presented to students in an introductory level, general education mathematics course for non-STEM majors. Most of their math education up to this point has been focused on producing the correct answer, usually by performing a computation. To set a different tone and expectation, this… Read more »

Beautiful Biological Questions

Description This is a series of assignments designed to help students in a biology course for non-majors answer beautiful biological questions (BBQ). Students move through a series of these questions in order to construct an answer to the Big BBQ, How do you distinguish science from pseudoscience? Included are individual and team process assignments through… Read more »

The Solutions to Poverty Project

Description The Solutions to Poverty Project engages an entire class of undergraduate students in identifying causes of and developing potential solutions to reducing poverty that are supported by empirical research, and framed within a family resource management perspective and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory. The overall goal is to increase students’ critical thinking about the topic of… Read more »