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Quantitative Reasoning: Perspective from STEM Faculty
WISDOMe Monograph Volume 2: Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Modeling: A Driver for STEM Integrated Education and Teaching in Context. (2012)
  • Robert L. Mayes, Georgia Southern University
  • Bryan Shader, University of Wyoming
Abstract

Quantitative reasoning is an essential tool for scientists, applied mathematicians, and statisticians in their work to model real world phenomena and address grand challenges in environment and energy. Some exemplars from practitioners in the established fields of biology and ecology, as well as from the emerging field of computational science are explicated in this paper. Our intent is to provide support for the argument of incorporating quantitative reasoning into the teaching of science, mathematics, and statistics, since it is an essential tool in the practice of STEM and has the potential to increase student engagement.

Keywords
  • Quantitative reasoning,
  • QR,
  • STEM
Publication Date
January 1, 2012
Editor
Robert Mayes & Larry Hatfield
Publisher
University of Wyoming
Citation Information
Robert L. Mayes and Bryan Shader. "Quantitative Reasoning: Perspective from STEM Faculty" WISDOMe Monograph Volume 2: Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Modeling: A Driver for STEM Integrated Education and Teaching in Context.. Ed. Robert Mayes & Larry Hatfield. Laramie, Wyoming: University of Wyoming, 2012. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_mayes/90
source:http://www.uwyo.edu/wisdome/_files/documents/mayes_shader.pdf