Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
Information about Western's efforts to infuse
symbolic reasoning skills across the curriculum
- Dialogue paper written by Marcia Davidson and Gary McKinney that defines quantitative and symbolic reasoning and indicates which components should be included in the undergraduate curriculum.
- The National Numeracy Network, sponsored by the National Council on Education in the Disciplines, is "an approach rooted in contexts across the curriculum rather than in abstractions that resonate only within mathematics class." Western is a member of this network.
- The Washington Center for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education is one of four dissemination sites for the National Numeracy Network. Western is a member of the Washington Center's consortium of schools.
- The Center for Mathematics and Quantitative Education at Dartmouth is another member of the National Numeracy Network. The Center maintains a large list of course modules that are discipline based to teach quantitative and symbolic reasoning skills.