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Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy

Rick Gillman, editor


This volume presents innovative solutions to the challenges of producing quantitatively literate college students....With its strong utility for college educators, this volume makes a definite contribution to the field of mathematics education. — James Pelech, The Mathematics Teacher

Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy present a wide sampling of efforts being made on campuses across the country to achieve our common goal of having a quantitatively literate citizenry. Colleges and universities have grappled with complicated issues in order to define quantitative literacy within their own communities and to implement appropriate curriculum. It is clear that any quantitative literacy program must be responsive to the local conditions of an institution including its mission, its student clientele, its history and its resources.

Although the programs and courses described in this volume only represent a sample of what is happening in the community, some trends do seem to be apparent. There is consensus that the mathematical skills necessary to be quantitatively literate include elementary logic, the basic mathematics of financial interest, descriptive statistics, finite probability, an elementary understanding of change, the ability to model problems with linear and exponential models, estimations and approximation, and general problem solving. It is clear that many of our students enter college with minimal mastery of these skills and their application.

The essays suggest that we have moved forward a long way in our understanding of quantitative literacy and our ability to implement effective programs to teach it. Read the stories of other institutions who have worked through some of these issues and begin a dialogue on your own campus.

Electronic ISBN: 9780883859780

Also available as a free download by Bernie Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen, Calculation vs. Context.

 

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Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy $25.00    
         
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Part I: History and Context        
Some Historical Notes $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Issues, Policies, and Activities in the Movement for Quantitative Literacy $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
What Mathematics Should All College Students Know? $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Part II: Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs        
Quantitative Methods for Public Policy $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
The Quantitative Requirement at Juniata College $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Literacy at Dominican University $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
The Quantitative Reasoning Program at Hollins University $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
A Decade of Quantitative Reasoning at Kalamazoo College $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Interconnected Quantitative Learning at Farmingdale State $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Mathematics Across the Curriculum $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Math Across the Curriculum at UNR $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
The Quantitative Literacy Program at Hamilton College $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Reasoning at the University of Massachusetts Boston $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Part III: Quantitative Literacy Courses        
Contribution of a First Year Mathematics Course to Quantitative Literacy $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Increasing the Relevance to and Engagement of Students in a Quantitative Literacy Course $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Reasoning: An Interdisciplinary, Technology Infused Approach $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
General Education Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Reasoning and Informed Citizenship: A Relevant Hands-on Course $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Part IV: Advising, Assessment, and Other Issues        
A QL Program at a Large Public University $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Reasoning at Wellesley College $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Designing a QL Program to Match Student Needs and Interests $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Literacy as an Integral Component of Mathematics Curriculum, Case at North Dakota State University $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
A Case Study of Assessment Practices in Quantitative Literacy $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
The Quantitative Literacy Requirement at Alma College $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Traveling the Road Toward Quantitative Literacy $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart
Quantitative Literacy Course Selection $7.00 cart $8.50 pod shopping cart

 

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