Archive: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Test Your Quantitative Literacy

These questions come from a survey developed through the W.M. Keck Statistical Literacy Project. It focuses on the use of numbers in every day situations. 1. True or False. If a stock decreases 50 percent and then increases by 50...

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 6, 2009; 1:16 PM ET | Comments (3)

What is Quantitative Literacy?

Most people understand illiteracy as the inability to read, but what is the parallel definition for innumeracy or quantitative illiteracy? In an increasingly numbers-drenched society, it’s a question that many scholars are trying to answer so they can find ways...

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 5, 2009; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (1)

Return of the Math Wars

Few subjects make parents more incensed than the way math is taught to their children. A group of parents in Prince William County, organized online as Teach Math Right, has been lobbying the School Board for more than a year...

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 2, 2009; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (22)

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