consists of writing assignments (one essay assignment with lead-in exercises
pertaining to statistics) that could be used in a high school English class,
an advanced ESL class, or an introductory college writing course. These activities
will provide students with an essay topic that is relevant to their lives, and
they will enhance studentsí quantitative reasoning skills. Students will improve
their American-style essay-writing skills and their ability to analyze statistics.
The mathematics needed for this module are an ability to compute basic operations
on numbers, decimals, and percents and a basic understanding of descriptive
Along with the essay assignment, writing exercises and practice
worksheets on analyzing statistics are provided. Assessment and comment forms
for the instructor are also included.