Goucher College’s Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Center in the Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences supports students in mathematics, science, social science, and other courses with a QR or Data Analytics (DA) emphasis. The QR Center provides programming for student development of quantitative literacy and applications of mathematics and math-based skills to real-life situations. Currently, the QR Center provides drop-in tutoring to students in STEM-based courses who need help with math-based skills or content involved in their coursework.
The QR Center seeks to engage students in their QR and DA development by supporting math and related aspects of their learning while at Goucher College. The above figure, depicting QR as the intersection of discipline or real-life based content, critical thinking, and mathematics, was adapted from Susan Elrod, “Quantitative Reasoning: The Next "Across the Curriculum" Movement.” Peer Review, Summer 2014, Vol. 16, No. 3. Similarly, QR Center programming will pull from all three contexts to support student QR development.