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
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.