The Dana Center’s Quantitative Reasoning (QR) course is a college-level course designed for students who are focused on developing quantitative reasoning skills meaningful to their professional, civic, and personal lives. Optional corequisite support materials are available and are aligned with each of the activities of the QR course.
Instructors can access the DCMP curricular resources for free.
In-Class Student Activity Pages, Second Edition
Quantitative reasoning is a habit of mind—seeking pattern and order when faced with unfamiliar contexts. This course uses collaborative learning techniques to help students recognize the need for data-driven decision making, and brings to light the dangers inherent in basing decisions solely on anecdotal evidence. Mathematical concepts include numeracy, mathematical modeling, basic statistical reasoning, and analysis of complex information using graphical strategies. Communicating about mathematics is emphasized throughout.
QR is recommended as a three-credit course, and is commonly used to support liberal arts and fine arts programs.
Preview Assignments Student Pages, Second Edition
This book contains the Preview Assignments for the Dana Center’s Quantitative Reasoning (QR) course. These assignments are intended to be completed before attending class, in order to refresh the background skills necessary to successfully engage in the in-class activities.
Practice Assignments Student Pages, Second Edition
This book contains the Practice Assignments for the Dana Center’s Quantitative Reasoning (QR) course. These assignments are intended for use outside of class. They typically provide additional practice of the skills in the in-class activities within a new context, or extend and synthesize the learning using the same context.
Corequisite Support Activity Student Pages, Second Edition
This book is an optional companion to the Dana Center’s Quantitative Reasoning (QR) book, for students who have been assessed as having developmental needs. These corequisite support worksheets are backmapped from the QR in-class activities and prepare students to be able to complete the upcoming QR preview assignments on their own; they are not intended to support traditional texts.
The companion course should run throughout the term; two or three contact hours per week are recommended.