quantitative literacy, critical thinking, citizenship, civic virtue
Mathematics educators are occasionally called upon to justify the existence or the offering of quantitative literacy courses. This paper argues that effective quantitative literacy courses have different goals than algebra courses and are legitimate alternatives to algebra courses for non-STEM students. Furthermore, quantitative literacy courses affirm the historic relationship between citizenship and education. In today’s world of proliferating news sources, social media, and fake news, quantitative literacy has become an essential component of the long-held ideal of civic virtue.
Briggs, William. "Quantitative Literacy and Civic Virtue." Numeracy 11, Iss. 2 (2018): Article 7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-46126.96.36.199
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