A course accepted as providing training in quantitative reasoning must instill quantitative skills sufficient for evaluating and responding critically to issues in the media and public life.
Courses meeting this requirement use mathematics thinking and skills, as appropriate, in the context of the discipline. To qualify, the course must include:
- Hands-on exercises or problems in which the students engage quantitative data and/or their representations -- for example, in graphs (including maps), tables, equations, and calculations.
- Engagement with quantitative information (including computation), in a context legitimate to the course.
- The minimum number of required exposures in a course depends on the time that the students are engaged in the quantitative activities but is expected to range from seven to eight 15-minute exercises spread evenly across the semester to one 2 or more hour take-home project.