Quantitative Literacy

Whether you call it quantititave literacy, quantitative reasoning, mathematical literacy, or numeracy, it's a hot topic in educational circles -- and essential knowledge for navigating life in the 21st century.

Carleton faculty and staff from a range of disciplines have been meeting to consider whether students at the College are developing these essential quantitative skills to the fullest. This page will continue to be updated as we continue that discussion.

Quantitative Literacy Links

Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences information

Bowdoin Quantitative Reasoning Program

Dartmouth Center for Mathematics and Quantitative Education

Dartmouth Chance Program

Macalester College Quantitative Methods for Public Policy program

Trinity College, Hartford (Quantitative Literacy program)

Wellesley College Quantitative Reasoning program

Kenyon College Quantitative Literacy requirement

St. Olaf Quantitative Literacy Page

MAA Quantitative Literacy Recommendations

University of Colorado, Denver Quantitative Literacy Page

Print References

Steen, executive editor, 2001, Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy, National Council on Education and the Disciplines

Richardson and McCallum, “Quantitative Literacy and the Curriculum”, 2002.

Richardson, Randall M., and William G. McCallum. "The third R in literacy." Quantitative literacy: Why numeracy matters for schools and colleges (2003): 99-106.