numerical literacy, quantitative reasoning, quantitative literacy, mathematical models, computer models, statistics, algorithms, mathematics education, science education
Jason Makansi.2016. Painting By Numbers: How to Sharpen Your BS Detector and Smoke Out the Experts (Tucson AZ: Layla Dog Press). 196 pp. ISBN 978-0998425900.
This piece briefly introduces my Painting By Numbers, which aims to take the core messages of the QL/QR community from academic and professional circles to the rest of the citizenry. I describe the book in the context of the critical need for the most basic numeracy tools to help consumers of news, information, and analysis—delivered through traditional and contemporary social media outlets—determine where a reported numerical result lies on the scale from utter nonsense to a widely established and accepted “fact.”
Makansi, Jason. "Why I Believe People Need Painting By Numbers." Numeracy 11, Iss. 1 (2018): Article 9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-46184.108.40.206
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