Student Learning Outcomes


IDEAs in Action Curriculum, v5.0 Quantitative Reasoning Student Learning Outcomes

Quantitative Reasoning

Students learn to comprehend and apply mathematical concepts in authentic contexts, developing tools for reasoning with data, logic, and quantitative methods.

Questions for Students Learning Outcomes
1. What is the role of mathematics in organizing and interpreting measurements of the world?

2. How can mathematical models and quantitative analysis be used to summarize or synthesize data into knowledge and predictions?

3. What methodology can we apply to validate or reject mathematical models or to express our degree of confidence in them?

1. Summarize, interpret, and present quantitative data in mathematical forms, such as graphs, diagrams, tables, or mathematical text.

2. Develop or compute representations of data using mathematical forms or equations as models and use statistical methods to assess their validity.

3. Make and evaluate important assumptions in the estimation, modeling, and analysis of data, and recognize the limitations of the results.

4. Apply mathematical concepts, data, procedures, and solutions to make judgments and draw conclusions.

5. Synthesize and present quantitative data to others to explain findings or to provide quantitative evidence in support of a position.