Quantitative Reasoning General Info:
Mary Pat Campbell
Workshop sessions: Fri 9-10:40am, 11-12:40pm
in conjunction with Eileen Rodriguez's QR lecture, Tu/Th 3:30-4:45
Room 507 Warren Weaver Hall
251 Mercer St.
Office Hours: Tue 9:30-10:30am, Wed 9:30-10:30am
Schedule of Workshops
- Feb 1 - Workshop 1 - Visualization
See here for sample writeup of this
- Feb 8 - Workshop 7 - Inflation and Constant Dollars
- Feb 15 - Quiz 1 on sections 2.2 and 2.3
Workshop 8 - Argon/Potassium radioactive dating
- Feb 22 - Midterm Review -Chapter 2, and Section 1.4
- Mar 1 - Workshop 2 - read pages 15 - 23, on estimating risk of impact
- Mar 8 - Optional - review of midterms, answering questions
- Mar 15 - Spring Break
- Mar 22 - Workshop 3 - no outline due, just fill out Data Sheet
at the end of the workshop to bring in
- Mar 29 - Workshop 4, part 1
- Apr 5 - Workshop 4, part 2
- Apr 12 - Workshop 9
, Quiz 2 on Chapter 3
- Apr 19 - Workshop 9 - finishing up,
Reviewing Quiz 2 and
- Apr 26 - Special outdoor workshop - prep: Find out the following
- The height of your eyes from the ground (if you want to be precise,
from the center of your pupil to your feet)
- The height of the Empire State Building
- May 3 - Semester Review, all papers to be graded must be given to me
by that time. We do final grades right after we grade final exams, and I
will not accept any papers beyond this date.
| Workshop projects||30%
| Two Quizzes||10%
| Midterm Exam||20%
- Workshop reports are due 1 week after completion of the project. Late
work will not be accepted.
- If you miss a workshop project, you will not be able to make it up.
- Each workshop shall be worth 100 pts per session we work on it. Almost
all workshops will be completed in one session.
- Each student will write up their own report in their own words. Copying
of reports is in violation of NYU's policy on Academic Integrity.
Guidelines for Writing Reports
- See here for sample outline
- See here for a sample lab report
- Preparation: Read the Workshop over once in the Project
Handbook, and note important concepts, formulas, and questions. You must
submit a short outline at the beginning of the workshop as
proof of your preparation. This will count for 10% of the Workshop
- Problems: Answer questions in the order in which they appear in
the workbook. You do not need to restate the question, but you must answer
in complete sentences (or a table or figure, if that is
appropriate.) Put the answer first, then any relevant work. I want to see
all calculations. I will not accept "disembodied numbers". Answering the
problems counts for 80% of the Workshop grade.
- Summary: At the end of the report, write 2-3 paragraphs
summarizing the point of the Workshop, your own personal reaction to the
problems, how the problems in this workshop relate to other things in the
world. This is worth 10% of the Workshop grade.
- Clarity: Keep the reports well organized: keep problems in the
order in which they occur in the Workshop, clearly label them, write neatly
or type up the report, make statements in complete sentences using standard
English grammar and spelling. Everyone has access to computers, so none of
these things should be difficult to accomplish.