In our increasingly quantitative world, inundated by numbers, data, and ever-changing technologies, students need quantitative reasoning skills and the facility to make use of the latest technology.
It's also no surprise that many students learn best when they are actively engaged in solving real and relevant problems. Therefore, this workshop has been designed for those faculty members who want to motivate and engage students to become critical thinkers through activities that investigate real-life situations, using real data.
"Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today's Informed Citizen" will serve as the textbook and guide for the workshop. It contains background readings, examples, a set of exercises called "explorations", and two versions of activities that allow students to explore, to think, and to solve problems.
One version of the activities uses Microsoft Excel; a second version uses a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator. Instructions for using technology have been integrated into the activities so that students can concentrate on ideas rather than on computational details when researching and solving problems.For more information, please visit the workshop webpage at http://math.moravian.edu/QRPREP.
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