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# Additional Resources =E2=80=93 Quantitative Reasoning

What is Quantitative Literacy?

Quantitative Literacy is =E2=80=9Cnot so much about understanding abstra= ct concepts as about applying elementary tools in sophisticated settings=E2= =80=9D (Steen, 2001).

What is a Q Course?
=E2=80=A2 Instruction on applyin= g mathematical concepts and techniques to solve problems
=E2=80=A2 Instr= uctors may review the basic math that students are applying
=E2=80=A2 A = minimum of one class period must be spent on quantitative instruction, but = it need not all be in the same period.
=E2=80=A2 Assessment of learning = must occur via at least 2 assignments
=E2=80=A2 These assignments must b= e part of final grade
=E2=80=A2 Students must receive feedback on assign= ments so they can assess their level of mastery

Why is it Important?
As a culture we have long viewe= d mathematics as the domain of the talented few rather than as an essential= life skill, every bit as important as the ability to write a clear essay o= r give a persuasive presentation. This perspective makes incorporating Q sk= ills into a class a challenge for both students and instructors.

The first chapter&n= bsp;of Math= ematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy a b= ook published by The National Council on Education and the Disciplines make= s a strong argument for why Quantitative Literacy is essential for our stud= ents. Students are encouraged to read it.

Resources
=E2=80=A2 Sharon Tayl= or -- Current 'Q' Faculty Associate (interim)
=E2=80=A2 Q Course Designation Guidelines (PDF)
=E2=80=A2&= nbsp;Adding 'Q' to a Course&= nbsp;(PPT)
=E2=80=A2 Making Basic Gr= aphs in Excel (video)

Just For Fun
=E2=80=A2 Using 'Q' Skills to Read Minds
=E2=80=A2 Reasoning Spatial= ly

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