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PREP Workshop: Creating and Strengthening Interdisciplinary Programs in Quantitative Literacy

June 14–18, 2005, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.
The workshop will be followed by the annual meeting of the National Numeracy Network, June 18–19, 2005. Participants in the workshop are welcomed and encouraged to stay for the NNN meeting.

 

Workshop Leaders

  • Jack Bookman, Duke Univerrsity, Mathematics
  • David Bressoud, Macalester College, Mathematics
  • Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University, Mathematics
  • Beth Fratesi, University of South Florida, Geology
  • Michael Gettings, Hollins University, Philosophy
  • Steve Holland, Macalester College & Luther College, Economics
  • Carla Howery, American Sociological Association, Sociology
  • Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College, Mathematics
  • Bernard Madison, University of Arkansas, Mathematics
  • Judy Moran, Trinity College (Hartford), Quantitative Studies
  • Kim Rheinlander, Dartmouth College, Mathematics
  • Katherine Rowell, Sinclair Community College (Dayton), Sociology
  • Milo Schield, Augsburg College, Business Administration
  • Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College, Sociology
  • Len Vacher, University of South Florida, Geology
  • Dorothy Wallace, Dartmouth College, Mathematics

Schedule

Tuesday, June 14, registration and dinner will be held in the Board Room in Weyerhaeuser Hall:

4:00–6:00 pm Room Check-in for participants, 30 Macalester Street
5:00–7:00 pm Registration and Reception, Weyerhaeuser Board Room
7:00–8:00 pm Dinner
8:00–9:00 pm Keynote Address: Designing a Quantitative Literacy Program, Milo Schield

Wednesday, June 15, all sessions except the evening session will be in the Board Room in Weyerhaeuser:

8:45–10:15 Session I: Developing the QL Habit of Mind in Multiple Contexts: Geoscience Education Modules Len Vacher and Beth Fratesi
10:30–12:00 Session II: Quantitative Reasoning in the Arts and Humanities at Hollins University, Caren Diefenderfer and Michael Gettings
Lunch
2:00–3:30 Session III: Danny Kaplan and Steve Holland
4:00–5:00 Session IV: Assessment, Jack Bookman
Dinner

7:00–9:00 Informal Evening Session with dessert in the Olin-Rice Smail Gallery

Thursday, June 16, morning sessions in the Board Room, afternoon sessions in the Computer Lab, 258 Oilin-Rice:

8:45–10:15 Session I: Carla Howery
10:30–12:00 Session II: Bernie Madison
Lunch
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:45–3:15 Session III: Using SSDAN, CENSUSSCOPE, and KIDSCOUNT in the Classroom, Kathy Rowell
3:30–4:30 Session IV: Assessment, Jack Bookman
5:00–9:00 Dinner Cruise on the St. Croix River

Friday, June 17, morning sessions in the Computer Lab, afternoon session in the Board Room:

9:00–10:30 Session I: Teaching About Data Structures and Relationships using the General Social Surveys, Stephen Sweet
11:00–12:00 Session II: The Electronic Bookshelf, Kim Rheinlander and Dorothy Wallace
Lunch
2:00–3:30 Session III: Developing a QL Program - how does your garden grow? Judy Moran
4:00–5:00 Session IV: Assessment, Jack Bookman
Dinner
7:00–9:00 work time for preparation of final reports

Saturday, June 18: Board Room

9:00–11:00 Wrap-up Session

NNN Meeting begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday and concludes at 12:30 pm on Sunday (followed by NNN Board Meeting at 2:00 pm)


Accomodations

Workshop participants will stay in the recently renovated, air conditioned dormitory 30 Mac. The dormitory consists of double rooms with two doubles sharing a bathrooom. Participants will each be given their own double. Except for Tuesday and Thursday evenings, all meals will be taken in the College Campus Center.


Location

Campus map
Directions to Macalester
Twin Cities information
Visual tour


Funding

This workshop is sponsored in part by MAA PREP, by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education, under Grant No. P116B020918, and by the National Science Foundation DUE-CCLI under Grant No. 0229967. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Department of Education or the National Science Foundation.


Downloads of Talks

  • Jack Bookman, Lessons Learned about Assessing Quantiative Literacy, Click Here for PowerPoint presentation.
  • Caren Diefenderfer and Michael Gettings, Quantitative Reasoning in the Arts and Humanities at Hollins University, Click Here for PowerPoint presentation.
  • Bernie Madison, News Math: An Experimental Course, Click Here for PowerPoint presentation. Click Here for Word document of course description.
  • Judy Moran, Developing a QL Program: How Does Your Garden Grow? Click Here for PowerPoint presentation.
  • Milo Schield, Quantiative Lieteracy: Core Concepts. Click Here for pdf file of PowerPoint presentation.
  • Stpehen Sweet, Teaching data structures and relationships using general social surveys, Click Here for PowerPoint presentation.
  • Len Vacher and Beth Fratesi, Developing the QL Habit of Mind in Multiple Contexts: Geoscience Education Modules, Click Here for PowerPoint presentation.

Photos from Workshop

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