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In this lesson, students read several versions of the same article. ARTICLE A contains few quantitative measures (numbers), ARTICLE B offers a range of choices for reasonable quantitative measures, and ARTICLE C is the original article as published.

“Quantitative measures are given in correct and comparable units. Nearly
every story has a number—a percentage, cost, patients tested, etc. It is an
important element of science practice.”
SciJourn Standards for Scientific Literacy

Objective: Students will recognize the importance of quantitative measures (numbers) in articles to enhance credibility and understanding.

Materials: ARTICLE A Creatine: Safe for Teen Athletes?
ARTICLE B Creatine: Safe for Teen Athletes?
ARTICLE C Creatine: Safe for Teen Athletes?
Time: approximately 40 minutes

lesson – It’s in the Numbers – quantitative measures

lesson – It’s in the Numbers – quantitative measures (Editable Version)

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