Quantitative Reasoning Fellows
Who we are: The Q Fellows are peer facilitators who offer support in courses that require students to use quantitative reasoning, mathematical processing, and symbolic logic to be successful. They are generalists, trained to work with students on the mathematical reasoning necessary to understand the content in a variety of disciplines.
Brooke Adams '16, Major: Geoscience, Minors: Math & Environmental Studies
Fernando Banales Mejia '17, Major: Chemistry
Katherine Campbell '18, Majors: Math & Economics
Alana Kilcullen '15, Majors: Math & International Relations, Minor: Education
Jeff Rizza '16, Majors: Physics & Environmental Studies, Minor: Geoscience
What we do: The Q Fellows hold drop-in hours and offer support to students around a wide range of mathematical concepts, from Algebra refreshers to learning Calculus II concepts. Students come from many departments including Environmental Studies, Economics, Physics, and Psychology, for a variety of reasons; reviewing basic mathematical concepts, deciphering statistic methods, applications of Calculus and many others.
Where and When:
All Q Fellow hours are held in the Library’s Learning Studio 3 (First floor of the library, past the IT Help Desk).
Sunday: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Monday: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Basic Mathematical Concepts
- Equilibrium - Textual Explaination
- Equilibrium - Video Series
- Introduction to the Study of Economics
- Supply and Demand - Textual Explaination
- The Demand Curve - Video Series
- The Supply Curve - Video Series
Important Mathematic Relationships
- Area of a Trapazoid
- Basic Trignometric Ratios
- Chemistry Formulas, Relationships, Constants, and Conversions
- More Advanced Trignometric Relationships
- Physics Formulas, Relationships, Constants, and Conversions
- Slope Formula (m=slope)
- Sufrace Area and Volume of a Sphere
- Surface Area of a Cylinder
- Various Surface Areas and Volumes
Important Tools and Concepts
- Orders of Magnitude - Video
- Doing Calculations with Scientific Notation
- Overview of Scientific Notation - Video
- Powers of 10 - Textual Explainations
- Scientific Notation - Textual Explaination
- Binomial Distributions - Video
- Central Limit Theorm (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!) - Video
- Confidence Intervals - Video
- Correlation and Causality - Video
- Linear Regression (Fitting a Line to Data) - Video
- Degrees of Freedom - Textual Explaination
- Degrees of Freedom - Video
- 1-Sample Hypothesis Testing - Video
- 2-Sample Hypothesis Testing - Video
- Intro Descriptive Statistics - Mean, Median, and Mode - Video
- Intro to the Normal Distribution - Video
- Probability and Venn diagrams - Video
- Discrete and Continuous Random Variables - Video
- Intro to Random Variables - Video
- Introduction to Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation - Video
- Variance - Video
- Variance and Standard Deviation - Textual Explaination
- Z-scores and T-scores - Textual Explaination
- Z-scores and T-scores - Video