Quantitative Reasoning Initiative

About QR at HostosQR PresentationResources/MaterialsAbout the QR Fellows

Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is the application of mathematical thought and knowledge to authentic, everyday issues. Sometimes called quantitative literacy, QR is demonstrated by the inclination and ability to make reasoned decisions using numeracy. Quantitative reasoning skills are widely recognized as critical to academic success across the curriculum, as well as to broader goals related to personal and career development and informed citizenry.

Hostos is participating in the CUNY-wide Quantitative Reasoning Initiative to support efforts to improve QR across the curriculum. Quantitative Reasoning is the skill of the year for the CTL Advisory Council and the General Education Committee. The CTL has been working with three QR Fellows- Scott Fisher, Gowun Park and Devora Geller – to integrate QR into classrooms. The Fellows facilitate professional development workshops, curate teaching resources, help faculty members design QR assignments or curriculum, assist in pedagogic research projects, and much more.

If you would like to collaborate on QR assignments or curriculum design, pedagogic research, or the QR Initiative at Hostos, please feel free to contact the Quantitative Reasoning Fellows. They can be reached at (718) 664-2515 or via email at quant@hostos.cuny.edu.

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Spring 2017 Term

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

2nd Mathematics Day @ Hostos (March 21)

Ms. Gowun Park


Fall 2016 Term

Quantitative Reasoning in General Education

Wednesday, October 26 – 3:30pm-5:00pm

Ms. Gowun Park


Spring 2015 Term

Introducing Numeracy: Strategies for Success

Wednesday, February 24 – 3:30pm-5:30pm

Ms. Devora Geller & Ms. Gowun Park

Assessing Quantitative Learning

Tuesday, March 15 – 3:30pm-5:30pm

Ms. Devora Geller & Ms. Gowun Park

Developing QR Skills in a Group Setting

Wednesday, March 30 – 3:30pm-5:30pm

Professor Sandy Figueroa & Ms. Devora Geller


Fall 2015 Term

Adding Games to Your Course & Amplifying QR Through Educational Gaming

Wednesday, December 2 – 12:30pm

Ms. Gowun Park, Ms. Devora Geller & Mr. Scott Fisher

Developing QR Skills in a Group Setting

Monday, November 9 – 2:00pm

Professor Sandy Figueroa & Ms. Devora Geller

Student Engagement I and Telling Stories Through Graphs

Tuesday, October 6 – 12:30pm

Professor Cynthia Jones, Ms. Gowun Park, & Mr. Scott Fisher

Quantitative Reasoning for Social Justice
Activities and Lessons
Teaching Tools
Data Sources for Quantitative Reasoning

Current Fellow


Gowun Park
Office of Academic Affairs
Room: A-155


Gowun Gowun Park
Office of Academic Affairs
Gpark@hostos.cuny.eduGowun Park is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Her research is focused on labor economics and inequality in the United States. She received a Master’s degree in Economics from New York University and used to work in the financial sector prior to becoming a part of academia. She has taught economics and finance courses at New York University and Hunter College since 2012. She is happy to work as a Quantitative Reasoning Fellow at Hostos Community College.


Previous Fellow


Devora Geller
Office of Academic Affairs


Devora Devora Geller
Office of Academic Affairs
Dgeller@hostos.cuny.eduDevora Geller is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at The Graduate Center, an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, and a Quantitative Reasoning Fellow at Hostos Community College. Her main research interests include the role that music has played in the process of assimilation and acculturation for American Jews during the twentieth century, and commercial sheet music as a cultural product of Yiddish-speaking immigrants. In the classroom, she has worked to empower student learning through innovative pedagogy, including the team-based learning approach and the implementation of quantitative reasoning activities. She is excited to work with the CTL, faculty, and staff to strengthen the quantitative reasoning curriculum at Hostos during the 2015-16 academic year.
  • Contact Us

    • Office of Academic Affairs Hostos Community College, CUNY
      500 Grand Concourse
      Bronx, New York 10451
      Email: Quant@hostos.cuny.edu
      Phone: 718-664-4125
      Room: B-418