COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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Guest Lecture: Principles and Practice of Quantitative Literacy


4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CUE 203

William L. Briggs

Quantitative literacy/reasoning has been variously described as a collection of skills and attitudes that encompass critical thinking, numerical estimation and calculation, facility with data, logical analysis, healthy skepticism, and importantly, confidence with all of the above. The need for quantitative literacy arises across the disciplines in various forms, poses challenges for mathematics teachers who wish to either teach QR/QL courses or to weave QL into the undergraduate curriculum. In this session, we will briefly survey some of the teaching issues related to QL/QR, and then proceed to practical examples, case studies, and problem-solving.