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Keywords

quantitative literacy, mathematical literacy

Abstract

Jay P. Abramson and Matthew A. Isom. Literacy & Mathematics: A Contemporary Approach to Quantitative Literacy. (Dubuque IA: Kendell Hunt Publishing Co., 2005). 297 pp. ISBN 0-7575-2165-7.

The book under review covers the traditional content of a typical mathematical literacy text. After a brief overview of the book contents, the review then focuses on two specific challenges that QL textbooks have to meet: the timeliness of the contexts used and the subjective author voice that inevitably colors any contextualized discussion. Both issues noticeably arise in the text reviewed. Nonetheless instructors may find it a helpful resource.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.9.2.11

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