Quantitative Reasoning Initiative

QR at HostosQR PresentationsQR Resources

Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is the application of mathematical logic to real world scenarios.  Also called numeracy, and considered a sister skill to literacy, QR entails the reading and interpreting of, as well as reasoning with, numerical facts and figures.  Leaders in academe and industry, alike, attest QR skills are critical for marketplace success today, and indeed for an informed and engaged citizenry in the digital age.

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 QR Fellows of the CTL have worked to integrate QR into classrooms by facilitating professional development workshops, curating teaching resources, helping faculty members design QR assignments and curriculum, assisting 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 contact Drew Green, the Quantitative Reasoning Fellow for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.  Drew can be reached by phone, (718) 518-4125, or email, agreen@hostos.cuny.edu.


Drew Green
Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Academic Affairs
Room B-418


Drew Green
Center for Teaching and LearningOffice of Academic AffairsDrew joins the Hostos family as the Quantitative Reasoning Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year.  He is excited to build on the solid foundation laid by previous fellows in continuing the joint work with faculty to develop tools for enhancing the quantitative reasoning skills of Hostos students across all fields of study.  Drew is also working on a Ph.D in Economics at the CUNY Graduate Center, where his research is focused on financial system risk.  He holds an MBA, a Master’s in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Studies.  Drew has taught classes in economics and statistics at Queens College, Baruch College and Yeshiva University.


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Spring 2018 Term

Conquer Math

3rd Mathematics Day @ Hostos, March 14

Drew Green


Fall 2017 Term

A Look at QR at Hostos

QR @ Hostos Focus Group, November 8

Drew Green


Spring 2017 Term

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

2nd Mathematics Day @ Hostos, March 21

Gowun Park


Fall 2016 Term

Quantitative Reasoning in General Education

Wednesday, October 26 – 3:30pm-5:00pm

Gowun Park


Spring 2015 Term

Introducing Numeracy: Strategies for Success

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

Devora Geller & Gowun Park

Assessing Quantitative Learning

Tuesday, March 15 – 3:30pm-5:30pm

Devora Geller & Gowun Park

Developing QR Skills in a Group Setting

Wednesday, March 30 – 3:30pm-5:30pm

Professor Sandy Figueroa & Devora Geller


Fall 2015 Term

Adding Games to Your Course & Amplifying QR Through Educational Gaming

Wednesday, December 2 – 12:30pm

Gowun Park, Devora Geller & Scott Fisher

Developing QR Skills in a Group Setting

Monday, November 9 – 2:00pm

Professor Sandy Figueroa & Devora Geller

Student Engagement I and Telling Stories Through Graphs

Tuesday, October 6 – 12:30pm

Professor Cynthia Jones, Gowun Park, & Scott Fisher

Activities and Lessons
Teaching Tools
Data Sources for Quantitative Reasoning




  • Contact Us

    • Office of Academic Affairs Hostos Community College, CUNY
      500 Grand Concourse
      Bronx, New York 10451
      Email: Agreen@hostos.cuny.edu
      Phone: 718-518-4125
      Room: B-418