Biology, Psychology
& Medicine

    6-9 Grades Science
    10 - 12 Grades Science
This module is part of a series produced at The Universtiy of Nevada at Reno for the National Numeracy Network under a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation through the National Council on Education and the Disciplines. These brief modules are envisioned as a resource for teachers to use in a classroom setting and also for quantitative literacy workshops for teachers. Each module typically contains one or two examples related to "real world" quantitative literacy issues and includes exercises for students. There is also a section "for the instructor" that contains discussions of some of the topics, solutions to the exercises, and resources for further explorations.


Better Nutrition by
Analyzing Food Labels

Lynda R. Wiest
Universtity of Nevada, Reno

In this module students learn how to interpret food labels and analyze the nutritional composition of foods. They will do so mainly through applying an understanding of percent. To a lesser degree they will write some basic formulas and will also construct a triple bar graph.

The math includes calculating percents; writing formulas; reading, interpreting, and graphing data.