Location: Bowdoin / Eric Gaze

Mathematics

Eric C. Gaze

Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program, Chair of the Center for Learning and Teaching, and Lecturer in Mathematics

Contact Information

egaze@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3135
Center For Learning/Teaching

Kanbar Hall - 301



Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.



Eric C. Gaze - Bowdoin College

Eric Gaze directs the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) program at Bowdoin College, is Chair of the Center for Learning and Teaching, and is a Lecturer in the Mathematics Department.  He is the current President of the National Numeracy Network (NNN 2013 – 2017), and a past chair of SIGMAA-QL (2010-12).  He writes a column, Ratiocination, for the NNN website:  http://serc.carleton.edu/nnn/columns.html , and has a QR textbook published with Pearson, Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers, with blog https://thinkingquantitatively.wordpress.com/ .  Eric has given talks and led workshops on the topics of QR Across the Curriculum, Creating a QR Entry Point Course, Writing with Numbers, QR Assessment, and Running a QR Program; and has served on review teams of QR programs. Eric is the Principal Investigator for a NSF TUES Type I grant (2012-14), Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA) DUE 1140562. This collaborative project builds on Bowdoin College's QR instrument which is used for advising purposes and is available to interested schools. Prior to coming to Bowdoin, Eric led the development of a Masters in Numeracy program for K-12 teachers at Alfred University as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Education.

Research Interests: Quantitative Reasoning Curriculum and Assessment, K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Development, Teaching and Learning Theory, Computation and Complexity Science, Data Analytics Curriculum Development

Teaching Interests:  Quantitative Reasoning, Introductory Microeconomics, Data Driven Societies, Problem Solving, Excel, R, Python

Courses Being Taught: Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 1050), Data Driven Societies (DCS 2420), Introduction to Microeconomics and QR (ECON 1050 Lab)

  1. Gaze, Eric; and Gaze, Joseph (2016) "On the Even Distribution of Primes Mod P (And Why This is Not a Proof of the Goldbach Conjecture)," The Mathematical Intelligencer: 38(1), 14-21 
  2. Nuhfer, Edward; Cogan, Christopher; Fleisher, Steven; Gaze, Eric; and Wirth, Karl (2016) "Random Number Simulations Reveal How Random Noise Affects the Measurements and Graphical Portrayals of Self-Assessed Competency," Numeracy: Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 4. 
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.9.1.4
    Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol9/iss1/art4
  3. Gaze, Eric (2015-) “Thinking Quantitatively Blog”
    Available at: https://thinkingquantitatively.wordpress.com/
  4. Gaze, Eric (2015) “Addressing the Skills Gap for Students and Young Adults”; Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine, July 2015
    Available at: http://diverseeducation.com/article/76145/
  5. Gaze, Eric (2015) Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers, Textbook e-course, Pearson Publishing: Boston, MA. January 2015
    • ISBN-13: 978-0133949902
    • ISBN-10: 0133949907
  6. Nuhfer, Ed; Gaze, Eric (2014) “Benefits of Assessing Citizen Literacy in Science and Quantitative Reasoning”; The National Teaching and Learning Forum: Vol. 24, No. 1, P. 8, 2014
  7. Gaze, Eric C.; Montgomery, Aaron; Kilic-Bahi, Semra; Leoni, Deann; Misener, Linda; and Taylor, Corrine (2014) "Towards Developing a Quantitative Literacy/Reasoning Assessment Instrument,"; Numeracy: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, Article 4. 
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.7.2.4
    Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol7/iss2/art4
  8. Gaze, Eric (2008 - ) “Ratiocination”;  Regular Column for National Numeracy Network website,  http://serc.carleton.edu/nnn/columns.html
  9. Gaze, Eric (2014), “Teaching Quantitative Reasoning: A Better Context for Algebra”, Numeracy : Vol. 7: Issue 1, Article 1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.7.1.1
    Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol7/iss1/art1
  10. 10.Gaze, Eric (2013) “Course Collaboration Models” Book Chapter, Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers Handbook, Mathematical Association of America
  11. 11.Gaze, Eric (2012) “Review of Math for Life: Crucial Ideas You Didn’t Learn in School”, Numeracy: Vol. 5: Issue 2, Article 7 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.5.2.7
    Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol5/iss2/art7   
  12. 12.Gaze, Eric (2010) “Creating a Masters in Numeracy Program”,  Numeracy: Vol. 3:  Issue 2, Article 8 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.3.2.8
    Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol3/iss2/art8 
  13. 13.Gaze, Eric (2010) Financial Literacy Video Modules, Dartmouth College Center for Math and Quantitative education, available at http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~mqed/FinancialLiteracyProject/
  14. 14.Gaze, Eric (2009) “Review of Super Crunchers Why Thinking by Numbers is the New Way to be Smart”, Numeracy: Vol. 2: Issue 2,  Article 8  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.2.2.8
    Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol2/iss2/art8
  15. Gaze, Eric (2008)  “Dependency Ratios: Social Security and the Celtic Tiger”,SIGMAA-QL Newsletter, October, p. 3
  16. Gaze, Eric (2008) “Confronting Our Broken Math System”, Op-Ed, Providence Journal, May 2, 2008
  17. Gaze, Eric (2005)“An Excel-lent Approach to Functions”, Mathematics Teachers' Journal: NY State, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 48-50
  18. Gaze, Eric (2005) “Manipulating the Gradient”, PRIMUS: Vol. XV, No. 2, pp. 109-116.
  19. Arzt, J., Gaze, Eric (2004) “The Arzt Algorithm and Other Divisibility Tests for 7”, Mathematics and Computer Education:  Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 11-15

 

  1. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success Ohio Math Initiative (OMI), Columbus, OH March 13-14, 2016
  2. Spreadsheets for Quantitative Reasoning: An Excel-lent Way to Engage Students, International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics (ICTCM), Atlanta, GA March 10-12, 2016
  3. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success, Ripon College Ripon, WI March 23-26, 2016
  4. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success, Metro Community College STEM Summit Kansas City, MO March 16-17, 2016
  5. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success, Arkansas Math Meeting, Fayetteville, AR March 4, 2016
  6. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success, Mount Holyoke College Faculty Retreat, South Hadley, MA January 14, 2016
  7. Quantitative Reasoning for Higher Education: What does the Research Say?, AACU Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education Conference, Seattle, WA November 12-15, 2015
  8. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success, Kentucky Pioneers Meeting, Bowling Green, KY October 23, 2015
  9. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success, Ohio Math Conference Columbus & Cleveland, OH June 10-12, 2015
  10. QR A Program for Student Success, NC Math and Stats Meeting, Raleigh-Durham, NC March 26-27, 2015
  11. Keynote address: Computation, Complexity and QR: A Mathematics Curriculum for the 21st Century ICTCM International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Las Vegas, NV March 12-14, 2015
  12. Keynote Address:  QR A Program for Student Success, Windy City Math and Stats Meeting, Chicago, IL February 19-20, 2015
  13. QR A Program for Student Success, Association of Math at Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) Conference Nashville, TN November 13-15, 2014
  1. Excel and QR, ICTCM San Antonio, TX March 21, 2014
  2. QR Assessment, Williams College Seminar February 10, 2014
  3. Mathematics in Real Life, TX Community College Teachers Association, San Antonio, TX February 7-9, 2014
  4. Young Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion: Finding the Right Grant, Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD January 16, 2014
  5. Thinking Quantitatively: A Program for Student Success, Pearson Focus Group, Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD January 16, 2014
  6. Projects in a QR Course, Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD January 15, 2014
  7. Results From an NSF TUES QR Assessment Project, Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD January 15, 2014
  8. QR and Modeling, QR and Math Modeling Workshop, Psychology of Math Education in North America Conference Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2013
  9. QR Across the Curriculum: From Assignments to Assessment, Western Association of Schools and Colleges Retreat on Core Competencies, Cal Poly Pomona, CA October 24-25, 2013
  10. Teaching a QR Course: From Spreadsheets to Quantitative Literacy, Pearson Innovations, Indianapolis, IN October 11-12, 2013
  11. QR: A Program for Student Success, New Mathways Project QR Course Development, Dana Center UT Austin, TX September 23-25, 2013
  12. QR Course Development Faculty Workshop Leader, North Carolina Community College System, Blowing Rock, NC July 14-17, 2013
  13. QR Course Development Faculty Workshop Leader, Ivy Tech Community Colleges, Indianapolis, IN June 2-6, 2013
  14. Spreadsheets for QR: An Excellent Way to Engage Students with Mathematics, International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Boston, MA, March 2013
  15. Quantitative Reasoning: A Program for Student Success, Lewis and Clark/Willamette Colleges, Portland, OR; March 2013
  16. Making Quantitative Reasoning Count, AACU Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 2013

 

  • Faculty Workshop (full day): Teaching QR, Ohio Math Initiative (OMI), Columbus, OH March 13-14, 2016
  • Faculty Workshop (2 day): QR and General Education Course Redesign, Ripon College Ripon, WI March 23-26, 2016
  • Faculty Workshop: Teaching QR, Metro Community College STEM Summit Kansas City, MO March 16-17, 2016
  • Faculty Workshop: Teaching QR, Arkansas Math Meeting, Fayetteville, AR March 4, 2016
  • Faculty Workshop: Teaching QR, Mount Holyoke College Faculty Retreat, South Hadley, MA January 14, 2016
  • Faculty Workshop (2 day): QR Across the Curriculum, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) Lima, Peru, November 19-21, 2015
  • Faculty Workshop: Quantitative Reasoning Supporting STEM Success: Changing your Campus Culture and Curriculum, AACU Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education Conference, Seattle, WA November 12-15, 2015
  • Faculty Workshop: Teaching QR, Kentucky Pioneers Meeting, Bowling Green, KY October 23, 2015
  • Faculty Workshop (full day): Thinking Quantitatively, Lake Michigan College Brunswick, ME June 26, 2015
  • Faculty Workshop (2 day): QR and Modeling, Oberlin College Oberlin, OH June 14-17, 2015
  • Faculty Workshop (full day): QR Across the Curriculum West Chester University West Chester, PA  April 16-17, 2015 Faculty Workshop
  • Workshop leader: QR A Program for Student Success, Emerald City Math Forum Seattle, WA  April 9-10, 2015
  • Workshop Leader, AACU-PKAL STEM Conference QR and Data Workshop, Atlanta, GA November 6-8, 2014
  • Mentor and Team Leader, WSCUC Retreat on Core Competencies, Cal-Poly Pomona, CA October 1-3, 2014
  • Workshop Leader, Holy Cross College QR Faculty Development, Worcester, MA June 9-10, 2014
  • Workshop Leader, Arkansas Community Colleges QR Course Development, Little Rock, AR May 20-21, 2014
  • Workshop Leader, Central Piedmont Community Colleges QR Course Development, Raleigh, NC April 9-11, 2014
  • Workshop Leader, QR and Math Modeling Workshop, Psychology of Math Education in North America Conference Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2013
  • Workshop Leader, AACU-PKAL STEM Conference, San Diego, CA October 30 – Nov 2, 2013
  • Mentor and Team Leader, WASC Retreat on Core Competencies, Cal-Poly Pomona, CA October 26-28, 2013
  • Workshop Leader, QR Course Development Faculty Workshop, North Carolina Community College System, Blowing Rock, NC July 14-17, 2013
  • Workshop Leader, QR Course Development Faculty Workshop, Ivy Tech Community Colleges, Indianapolis, IN June 2-6, 2013