Assignment Library Tag: Quantitative Fluency

Assessment of Essential Studies Quantitative Reasoning Skills

Description This task is used for the assessment of Quantitative Reasoning (which the DQP refers to as Quantitative Fluency).  It has been used to assess quantitative reasoning skills of students in our campus-wide general education Essential Studies (ES) program.  This assignment is not specific to any course.  Rather, it can be used broadly for undergraduate… Read more »

Introduction to SPSS using Simulation via T tests, regression, and ANOVA

Brief Description Students use one-way between-subjects analysis of variance to answer a research question using a personalized data set. The students submit a formal APA style results section with appropriate tables, figures, and statistical tests to help support their findings. The assignment is designed to assess specialized knowledge, quantitative fluency, communicative fluency, and applied and… Read more »

Correlation Assignment

Description This assignment was designed for Developmental Psychopathology, 361.  Because the course includes majors, who would at least have had Research I, and possibly Statistics, as well as non-majors, who might have had neither, a fair amount of scaffolding is required.  This includes making available tutorials to remind students (or inform them for the first… Read more »

Gender in a Foreign Culture Assignment

Description ​This assignment is designed to provide a rigorous semester-capping research and writing experience in a second-semester freshman course on writing, gender issues, and research methods. More specifically, it aims to engage students in a comparative analytical study of social and cultural traditions, problems, and forms of progress in a foreign society. Background and Context… Read more »

Capstone Project: Mathematics Across Disciplines

Description This senior thesis assignment is intended for mathematics majors.  It requires students to integrate coursework, knowledge, and skills to demonstrate a broad mastery of a specific topic within the mathematic discipline and apply the topic to an entirely different discipline. Background and Context This is a senior thesis assignment. This assignment is intended for… Read more »

“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 assignment introduces… Read more »

Creative Oral Presentation in Introductory Statistics

Description This assignment is designed for an introductory statistics course at the end of the semester. Students are assigned to groups to review and prepare a presentation on key learning outcomes (concepts) in the course, including dependent t, independent t, correlation, regression, and ANOVA. The review/presentation can take the form of rap, comedy, Broadway musical, sitcom, talk… Read more »

Power line sag analysis

Description The assignment puts students in the context of working for an engineering consulting firm asked by a city council to model the sag of high voltage transmission lines, and consider health implications of electromagnetic fields around the lines. Student teams are allowed to select a municipality. The assignment is part of a course deliberately… Read more »