Fall 2007: Vital Signs

Critical Thinking About Numbers in the News

Created 2 October 2007; Published 4 October 2007

Milo Schield, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg Colelge

Milo Schield discusses research he has been doing on how numbers are represented in the popular media. In addition, he addresses the implications of his findings for efforts to prepare students to be critical consumers of numbers in the news. He's particularly interested in discussing whether we should embed numeracy in courses across the curriculum or in dedicated quantitative literacy courses.

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