Organizations and Reference Materials
This page provides an inventory of organizations and written resources (books, articles and book chapters) on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning (QR) and Statistical Literacy. It is broken down into several sections including:
- Organizations on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Literacy
- Journals and Internet Resources on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Literacy (Writings and Pedagogy Websites)
- Resources on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Literacy (General)
- Textbooks and Activity Books on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Literacy
- Resources on QR, Cognition and the Brain
- Resources on Childhood Development and Numeracy
- Resources on Inequality and Multicultural Mathematics
- Resources for Integrating Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics in Writing, Reading and Communication
- Resources on Representations of Quantitative Data
- Resources on Health Numeracy
- Resources for Integrating Quantitative Reasoning Across the Disciplines and Throughout the Curriculum
- Resources on National Initiatives to Promote Numeracy
(1) Organizations on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Literacy
Adult Numeracy Network
A community dedicated to quality mathematics instruction at the adult level.
The American Statistical Association is the world's largest community of statisticians and the organization aims to advance research and promote "sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare." See also the American Statistical Association Section on Statistical Education, which seeks "to promote the teaching and learning of statistics at any level for any audience."Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is a national organization whose mission is to support and advance undergraduate statistics education in four target areas including resources, professional development, outreach, and research.
The SRTL, established in 1999, began "to foster current and innovative research studies that examine the nature and development of statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking, and to explore the challenge posted to educators at all levels."
An organization "for people who love the mathematical sciences."
NNN is a network of individuals, institutions and corporations united by the common goal of quantitative literacy for all citizens.
Royal Statistical Society, Centre for Statistical Education
A group of individuals and institutions dedicated to quantitative literacy, featuring an annual conference.
The aim of the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education is "to promote the improvement of statistical education, training and understanding at all ages."
SJDM is "an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of judgments and decisions. Its members include psychologists, economists, organizational researchers, decision analysts, and other decision makers."
(2) Journals and Internet Resources on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Literacy (Writings and Pedagogy Websites)
The Crowther Report
A Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Teaching of Mathematics in Schools under the Chairmanship of Dr WH Cockcroft. This report includes one of the first attempts to define the term numeracy (or 'numerate').
This 1959 report coins the term numerate.
A series of math blogs by Keith Devlin.
This is an international journal on the teaching and learning of statistics.
Mathematics and Writing
A UK-based network whose primary aim "is to support teaching in higher education to improve student learning in our community. We do this by offering: friendly and professional staff to support colleagues from across the UK; gathering and disseminating information and resources; and funding specific activities."
A collection of resources for merging together mathematics and writing.
A "blog of data sketches from the New York Times graphics department."
This project, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, features a "module to improve quantitative awareness, critical analysis, and evidence-based perspectives among journalism students and journalism instructors." At the web site, there is a numeracy quiz to test your quantitative awareness.
This is the online, open-access journal of the National Numeracy Network.Statlib
Data, software and news from the statistics community.
This is a web site created by Milo Schield that has a wealth of information and resources for teaching statistical literacy, including suggested readings (books and articles).
See also a collection of articles compiled by Milo Schield.
A "magazine for students of statistics" (no longer in publication).
Teaching QL with the News
A series of math blogs by Steven Strogatz that often touch on QL-related topcs.
A website to teach QL with the news based on material written by Bernard L. Madison, Stuart Boersma, Caren L. Diefenderfer, and Shannon W. Dingman.
Teaching with Data
This is a collection of resources for undergraduate students and faculty interested in understanding and/or teaching quantitative skills in the geosciences. It includes modules that focus on various pedagogical techniques, teaching activities, tools and data sets, etc.
A website to teach undergraduate geoscience classes using data.
A journal of the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education whose aim is "to promote the improvement of statistical education, training and understanding at all ages."
(3) Resources on Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Literacy (General)
Books and Reports
Bennett, Jeffrey. 2012. Math for Life: Crucial Ideas You Didn't Learn in School. Greenwood, CO: Roberts and Company Publishers.
Ben-Zvi, Dani and Joan Garfield. 2004. The Challenge of Developing Statistical Literacy, Reasoning and Thinking. New York: Springer.
Best, Joel. 2001. Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from Media, Politicians and Activists. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
_______. 2004. More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
_______. 2008. Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Blastland, Michael. 2007. The Tiger that Isn't. London, UK: Profile Books.
Blastland, Michael, and Andrew Dilmot. 2010. The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics and in Life. NY, NY: Gotham.
Bracey, Gerald W. 2006. Reading Educational Research: How to Avoid Getting Statistically Snookered. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Bram, Uri. 2012. Thinking Statistically. CreateSpace Publishers.
Brignell, John Ernest. 2000. Sorry, Wrong Number!: The Abuse of Measurement. Brignell Associates.
Bynner, John and Samantha Parsons. 1997. Does Numeracy Matter? Evidence from the National Child Development Study on the Impact of Poor Numeracy in Adult Life. Basic Skills Agency, Commonwealth House.
Cohen, Patricia Cline. 1999. A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America. NY: Routledge.
Dawes, Robyn. 2001. Everyday Irrationality: How Pseudo-Scientists, Lunatics, and the Rest of Us Systematically Fail to Think Rationally. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Dawkins, Richard. 1998. Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Devlin, Keith. 2000. The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible. New York: Holt Paperbacks.
Fung, Kaiser. 2010. Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything you Do.New York: McGraw-Hill.
Ganen, Joseph. 2007. The Two-Headed Quarter: How to See Through Deceptive Numbers and Save Money on Everything You Buy. Baltimore, MD: Chartley Publishing, LLC.
Hobart, Michael E. and Zachary S. Schiffman. 2000. Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy and the Computer Revolution. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Huff, Darrell and Irving Geis. 1982. How to Lie With Statistics. New York: WW Norton & Company.
Klass, Gary. 2008. Just Plain Data Analysis. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield Publishers.
Koomey, Jonathan G. 2003. Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving.Burlingame, CA: Analytics Press.
Kutner, Mark, Elizabeth Greenberg, Ying Jin, Bridget Boyle, Yung-chen Hsu, Eric Dunleavy, and Sheida White. 2007. Literacy in Everyday Life: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy. Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education.
Lave, Jean. 1988. Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics and Culture in Everyday Life.New York: Cambridge University Press.
Madison, Bernard and Lynn Arthur Steen, Editors. 2003. Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges. Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines.
_______. 2008. Calculation vs. Context: Quantitative Literacy and Its Implications for Teacher Education. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America.
Mahajan, Sanjoy. 2010. Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Mathematical Association of America. 1998. Quantitative Reasoning for College Graduates: A Complement to the Standards. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America.
Murname, Richard J. and John B. Willett. 2010. Methods Matter: Improving Causal Inference in Educational and Social Science Research. New York: Oxford University Press.
Niederman, Derrick and David Boyum. 2003. What the Numbers Say: A Field Guide to Mastering Our Numerical World. New York: Crown Business.
Paulos, John Allen. 2001. Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences. New York: Hill and Wang.
_______. 1992. Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man. New York: Vintage.
_______. 1995. A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper. New York: Basic Books.
Peck, Roxy, George Casella, George W. Cobb, Roger Hoerl, and Deborah Nolan. 2005. Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown. Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury Press.
Seife, Charles. 2010. Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception. New York: Penguin Books.
Steen, Lynn Arthur. 1997. Why Numbers Count: Quantitative Literacy for Tomorrow's America. New York: The College Board.
_______. Editor. 2001. Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy. Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines.
_______. 2004. Achieving Quantitative Literacy: An Urgent Challenge for Higher Education. Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America.
Tahan, Malba. 1993. The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. 2008. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. NY: Random House.
_______. 2007. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. NY: Random House.
Tobias, Sheila. 1995. Overcoming Math Anxiety. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.
Tritelli, David, Editor. 2004. Quantitative Literacy (special edition). Peer Review 6(4).
Watts, Duncan J. 2011. Everything is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer. New York: Crown Business.
Weisberg, Hebert I. 2010. Bias and Causation: Models and Judgment for Valid Comparisons. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Articles and Book Chapters
Barwell, Richard. 2004. "What is Numeracy?" For the Learning of Mathematics 24(1): 20-22.
Briggs, William L. 2006. "What Mathematics Should All College Students Know?" In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 17-19.
Bulcock, J.W. and Mona J. Beebe. 1981. "Some Common Causes of Literacy and Numeracy." Canadian Journal of Education 6(3): 19-44.
Burkhardt, Hugh. "Quantitative Literacy for All: How Can We Make it Happen." In Calculation vs. Context: Quantitative Literacy and Its Implications for Teacher Education, edited by Bernard L. Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 137-162.
Carnevale, Anthony P., and Donna M. Desrochers." 2003. "The Democratization of Mathematics." In Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges, edited by Bernard L. Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines. Pp. 21-31.
Caulfield, Susan L. and Caroline Hodges Persell. 2006. "Teaching Social Science Reasoning and Quantitative Literacy: The Role of Collaborative Groups." Teaching Sociology 34(1): 39-53.
Charette, Michael F. and Ronald Meng. 1998. "The Determinants of Literacy and Numeracy, and the Effect of Literacy and Numeracy on Labor Market Outcomes." The Canadian Journal of Economics31(3): 495-517.
Clarke, Aileen and Janet Toye. 1981. "Jobs and Numeracy in the Classroom." Mathematics in School10(1): 10-11.
Cohen, Patricia Cline. 2003. "Democracy and the Numerate Citizen: Quantitative Literacy in Historical Perspective." In Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges, edited by Bernard L. Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines. Pp. 7-20.
Cuban, Larry. 2001. "Encouraging Progressive Pedagogy." Pp. 87-91 in Mathematics and Democracy: the Case for Quantitative Literacy, edited by Lynn Arthur Steen. Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines.
Diefenderfer, Caren. 2012. "The Joy of Quantitative Reasoning." Numeracy: 5(1): Article 1.
Dingman, Shannon W. and Bernard L. Madison. 2010. "Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World, 1: The Course and Its Challenges." Numeracy 3(2): Article 4.
Ehrenberg, A.S.C. 1977. "Rudiments of Numeracy." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society 140(3): 277-297.
Ehrenberg, A.S.C. 1981. "he Problem of Numeracy." The American Statistician 35(2): 67-71.
Gal, Iddo. 2002. "Adults' Statistical Literacy: Meanings, Components, Responsibilities." International Statistical Review 70(1): 1-25.
Ganter, Susan L. 2006. "Issues, Politics and Activities in the Movement for Quantitative Literacy." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 11-15.
Garfield, Joan and Dani Ben-Zvi. 2010. Developing Students' Statistical Reasoning: Connecting Research and Teaching Practice. Springer.
Grawe, Nathan. 2012. "Achieving a Quantitatively Literacy Citizenship: Resources and Community to Support National Change." Liberal Education98 (2).
Hatano, Giyoo. 1996. "A Conception of Knowledge Acquisition and its Implications for Mathematics Education." Pp. 197-217 in Theories of Mathematical Learning, edited by Leslie P. Steffe and Pearla Nesher. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Henrich, Allison and Kristi Lee. 2011. "Reducing Math Anxiety: Findings from Incorporating Service Learning into a Quantitative Reasoning Course at Seattle University." Numeracy: Vol. 4(2): Article 9.
Hillyard, Cinnamon. 2007. "Using Popular Culture to Teach Quantitative Reasoning." PRIMUS17(1): 36-43.
Jablonka, Eva. 2003. "Mathematical Literacy." Chapter 3 in Second International Handbook of Mathematics Education, edited by A.J. Bishop, M.A. Clements, C. Keitel, J. Kilpatrick, and F.K.S. Leung. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Pp. 74-102.
Joram, Elana, Lauren B. Resnick, and Anthony J. Gabriele. 1995. "Numeracy as Cultural Practice: An Examination of Numbers in Magazines for Children, Teenagers and Adults." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education 26(4): 346-361.
Koedinger, Kenneth R. and Mitchell J. Nathan. "The Real Story Behind Story Problems: Effects of Representations on Quantitative Reasoning." Journal of the Learning Sciences13(2): 129-164.
Kramarski, Bracha and Zemira R. Mevarech. 2003. "Enhancing Mathematical Reasoning in the Classroom: The Effects of Cooperative Learning and Metacognitive Training." Educational Research Journal40(1): 281-310.
Linder, Andrew M. 2012. "Teaching Quantitative Literacy through a Regression Analysis of Exam Performance." Teaching Sociology 40(1): 50-59.
Lomax, Richard G. 2004. "Whither the Future of Quantitative Literacy Research?" Reading Research Quarterly 39(1): 107-112.
Maclellan, Effie. 2012. "Number Sense: The Underpinning Understanding for Early Quantitative Literacy." Numeracy 5(2): Article 3.
Madison, Bernard L. 2003. ''The Many Faces of Quantitative Literacy.'' Pp. 3-6 in Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges, edited by Bernard L. Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines.
_______. 2004. "To Build a Better Mathematics Course." All Things Academic 5(4). 9 pgs.
_______. 2004. "Two Mathematics." Peer Review 6(4). 9-12.
Madison, Bernard L. and Shannon W. Dingman. 2010. "Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World, 2: Focus Questions for the Numeracy Community." Numeracy 3(2): Article 5.
Melhuish, Edward C., Mai B. Phan, Kathy Sylva, Pam Sammons, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, and Brenda Taggart. 2008. "Effects of the Home Learning Environment and Preschool Center Experience upon Literacy and Numeracy Development in Early Primary School." Journal of Social Issues 64(1): 95-114.
Mosenthal, Peter B. and Irwin S. Kirsch. 1993. "Profiling Students' Quantitative Literacy Abilities: An Approach with Precision." Journal of Reading 36(8): 668-674.
Peters, Ellen, Daniel Västfjäll, Paul Slovic, C.K. Mertz, Ketti Mazzocco, and Stephan Dickert. 2006. "Numeracy and Decision Making." Psychological Science 17(5): 407:413.
Pozo, Susan, and Charles A. Stull. 2006. "Requiring a Math Skills Unit: Results of a Randomized Experiment." American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 96(2): 437-441.
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. 1992. "Quantitative Literacy and the Likelihood of Employment among Young Adults in the United States." Journal of Human Resources 27(2): 313-328.
Robinson, Peter. 1998. "Literacy, Numeracy and Economic Performance." New Political Economy 3(1): 143-149.
Rossman, Allan J. 1997. "Quantitative Reasoning: Argument with Data." College Teaching 45(2): 52-54.
Schuhmann, Peter W., KimMarie McGoldrick and Robert T. Burrus. 2005. "Student Quantitative Literacy: Importance, Measurement, and Correlation with Economic Literacy." The American Economist49(1): 49-65.
Sevilla, Alicia and Kay Somers. 2006. "Quantitative Reasoning and Informed Citizenship: A Relevant Hands-on Course." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 125-132.
Smith, Fay, Frank Hardman, and Steve Higgins. 2006. "The Impact of Interactive White Boards on Teacher-Pupil Interaction in the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies." British Educational Research Journal 32(3): 443-457.
Snyder, Benson R. 1990. "Literacy and Numeracy: Two Ways of Knowing." Daedalus 199(2): 233-256.
Sowey, Eric R. 2003. "The Getting of Wisdom: Educating Statisticians to Enhance Their Clients' Numeracy." The American Statistician 57(2); 89-93.
Stavy, Ruth and Rueven Babai. 2008. "Complexity of Shapes and Quantitative Reasoning in Geometry." Mind, Brain and Education 2(4): 170-176.
Steen, Lynn Arthur. 1990. "Numeracy." Daedalus 119(2): 211-231.
_______. 1999. "Numeracy: The New Literacy for a Data-Drenched Society." ASCD 57(2): 8-13.
_______. 2002. "Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges." Focus 22(2): 8-9.
_______. 2004. "Everything I Needed to Know about Averages I Learned in College.'' Peer Review 6(4): 4-8.
_______. 2008. "Reflections on Wingspread Workshop." In Calculation vs. Context: Quantitative Literacy and Its Implications for Teacher Education, edited by Bernard L. Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 11-23.
Sweet, Stephen and Kerry Strand. 2006. "Introduction: Cultivating Quantitative Literacy: The Role of Sociology." Teaching Sociology 34(1): 1-4.
Thelk, Amy D. and Emily R. Hoole. 2006. "What are you Thinking? Postsecondary Student Think-Alouds of Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning." Journal of General Education 55(1): 17-39.
Thompson, Patrick W. 1993. "Quantitative Reasoning, Complexity, and Additive Structures." Educational Studies in Mathematics 25(3): 165-208.
Tout, Dave, and Mary Jane Schmitt. 2002. "The Inclusion of Numeracy in Adult Basic Education." Chapter 3 in Review of Adult Learning and Literacy (3). National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy.
Twigg, Carol A. 2005. "Math Lectures: An Oxymoron?" The National Center for Academic Transformation.
Wallman, Katherine K. 1993. "Enhancing Statistical Literacy: Enriching our Society." Journal of the American Statistical Association 88(421): 1-8.
Watson, Jane and Rosemary Callingham. 2003. "Statistical Literacy: A Complex Hierarchical Construct." Statistics Education Research Journal 2(2): 3-46.
Wiest, Lynda R., Heidi J. Higgins, and Janet Hart Frost. 2007. "Quantitative Literacy for Social Justice." Equity & Excellence in Education40: 47-55.
Zevenbergen, Robyn. 2004. "Technologizing Numeracy: Intergenerational Differences in Working Mathematically in New Times." Educational Studies in Mathematics56(1): 97-117.
(4) Textbooks and Activity Books on Numeracy, Quantitative Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning(General)
Abramsom, Jay P., and Matthew A. Isom. 2005. Literacy and Mathematics: A Contemporary Approach to Quantitative Literacy. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Anderson, Janet and Todd Swanson. 2005. Understanding our Quantitative World. Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America.
Aufmann, Robert, N., Joanne Lockwood, and Richard D. Nation. 2007. Mathematical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Bennett, Jeffrey O. and William L. Briggs. 2010. Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, 5th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Burger, Edward B. and Michael Starbird. 2005. The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking. Emeryville, CA: Key College Publishing.
COMAP. 2011. For All Practical Purpose: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World, 9th edition. New York: W.H. Freeman.
Crauder, Bruce C., Benny Evans, and Jerry A. Johnson. 2011. Quantitative Literacy: Thinking Between the Lines. NY: Worth.
Fusaro, B.A. and P.C. Kenschaft. 2003. Environmental Mathematics in the Classroom. Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America.
Jaisingh, Lloyd R. 2005. Statistics for the Utterly Confused. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Madison, Bernard L., Stuart Boersma, Caren L. Diefenderfer, and Shannon W. Dingman. 2012. Case Studies for Quantitative Reasoning: A Casebook of Media Articles, 3nd edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.
Nolan, Deborah and Terry P. Speed. 2000. Stat Labs: Mathematical Statistics Through Applications. New York: Springer.
Richman, Fred, Carol L. Walker, Robert J. Wisner, and James W. Brewer. 2002. Mathematics for Liberal Arts. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Schield, Milo. 2009. Statistical Literacy: Seeing the Story Behind the Statistics. Instant Publisher.
Sevilla, Alicia and Kay Somers. 2012. Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today's Informed Citizen, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Sons, Linda R., Peter J. Nicholls, and Joseph B. Stephen. 2008. Mathematical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
Utts, Jessica. 2004. Seeing through Statistics. Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury Press.
Whimbey, Arthur and Jack Lochhead. 1985. Beyond Problem Solving and Comprehension: An Exploration of Quantitative Reasoning. New York: Routledge.
Williams, Frederick and Peter R. Monge. 2000. Reasoning With Statistics: How to Read Quantitative Research. Wadsworth.
Winkler, Othmar W. 2009. Interpreting Economic and Social Data: A Foundation of Descriptive Statistics. New York: Springer.
(5) Resources on QR, Cognition and the Brain
Dehaene, Stanislas. 2011. The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics. Revised and Expanded Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.
Devlin, Keith. 2000. The Math Gene. New York: Basic Books.
Gigerenzer, Gerd. 2002. Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Kahneman, Daniel. 2011. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Pinker, Steven. 1997. How the Mind Works. New York: Norton.
Reif, Frederick. 2008. Applying Cognitive Science to Education. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Cosmides, Leda, and Tooby, John. 1996. "Are Humans Good Intuitive Statisticians after all? Rethinking some Conclusions from the Literature on Judgment under Uncertainty." Cognition 58: 1-73.
Iuculano, Teresa, Joey Tang, Charles W.B. Hall, and Brian Butterworth. 2008. "Core Information Processing Deficits in Developmental Dyscalculia and Low Numeracy." Developmental Science 11(5): 669-680.
Miller, George A. 1956. "The Magic Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on our Capacity to Process Information." Psychological Review 101(2): 343-352.
Redish, Edward. 2012. "The Role of Context and Culture in Teaching Physics: The Implications of Disciplinary Differences." Keynote Address presented as the World Conference on Physics Education, Istanbul, Turkey.
Tversky, Amos and Daniel Kahneman. 1974. "Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases." Science 185 (4157): 1124-1131.
(6) Resources on Childhood Education, Schools and Numeracy
Books and Reports
Askew, Mike, Valerie Rhodes, Margaret Brown, Dylan Wiliam, and David Johnson. 1997. Effective Teachers of Numeracy: Report of a Study Carried Out for the Teacher Training Agency. London: King's College, University of London.
Macmillan, Agnes. 2009. Numeracy in Early Childhood. New York: Oxford University Press.
Moseley, David, Steve Higgins, Rod Bramald, Frank Hardman, Jen Miller, Maria Mroz, Harrison Tse, Doug Newton, Ian Thompson, John Williamson, Jean Halligan, Sarah Bramald, Lynne Newton, Peter Tymms, Brian Henderson, and Jane Stout. 1999. Ways Forward with ICT: Effective Pedagogy Using Information and Communications Technology for Literacy and Numeracy in Primary Schools. Research Team from Newcastle University and Durham University for this Report commissioned by the Teacher Training Agency.
Ritchart, Ronald E. 1993. Making Numbers Make Sense: A Sourcebook for Developing Numeracy in Grades K-8. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
Sangster, Margaret and Rona Catterall. 2009. Early Numeracy: Mathematical Activities for 3 to 5-Year Olds. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group.
Watson, Jane M. 2006. Statistical Literacy at School. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Wright, Robert J., Garry Stanger, Ann K. Stafford, and Jim Martland. 2006. Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 Year-Olds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Whitin, David J. and Phyllis E. Whitin. 2010. Learning to Read the Numbers: Integrating Critical Literacy and Critical Numeracy in K-8 Classroom. New York: Routledge.
Coplan, Robert J., Ann M. Barber, and Daniel G. Lagacé-Séguin. 1999. "The Role of Child Temperature as a Predictor of Early Literacy and Numeracy in Preschoolers."Early Childhood Research Quarterly 14(4): 537-553.
Doerr, Helen M. and Lyn D. English. 2003. "A Modeling Perspective on Students' Mathematical Reasoning about Data." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education 34(2): 110-136.
Duffin, Janet. 1978. "Some Thoughts on Numeracy." Mathematics in Schools 7(5): 26-28.
Hersee, John. 1978. "Numeracy: Towards a Definition." Mathematics in Schools 7(4): 35.
Lawson, Anton E. and Jonathan M. Bealer. 1984. "The Acquisition of Basic Quantitative Reasoning Skills During Adolescence: Learning or Development?" Journal of Research in Science Teaching 21: 417-423.
Munn, Penny. 1994. "The Early Development of Literacy and Numeracy Skills." European Early Childhood Research Journal 2(1): 5-18.
Ransom, Peter and Helen Louch. 2000. "Who Says Calculators Don't Improve Numeracy?" Mathematics in School 29(2): 11-13.
Smith, Cathy. 1999. "Pencil and Paper Numeracy." Mathematics in Schools 28(5): 10-13.
Weeden, Graham. 2002. "Making Numeracy Games with Getting Your Loops in a Knot." Mathematics in School 31(5): 35-40.
(7) Resources on Inequality and Multicultural Mathematics
Ascher, Marcia. 1994. Ethnomathematics: A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
_______. 2004. Mathematics Elsewhere: An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Ascher, Marcia and Ubiratan D'Ambrosio. Editors. 1994. "Special Issue on Ethnomathematics in Mathematics Education." For the Learning of Mathematics 14(2).
Bishop, Alan J. 1991. Mathematical Enculturation: A Cultural Perspective on Mathematics Education. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer.
Closs, Michael P Editor. 1998. Native American Mathematics. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
D'Ambrosio, Ubiratan. 2004. Ethnomathematics: Link Between Traditions and Modernity. Sense Publishers.
Dehaene, Stanislas, Elizabeth Spelke, Philippe Pinel, R. Stanescu, and S. Tsivkin. 1999. "Sources of Mathematical Thinking: Behavioral and Brain-Imaging Evidence." Science 284: 970-74.
Eglash, Ron. 1999. African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Gerdes, Paulus. 1998. Women, Art, and Geometry in South Africa. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
Gilsdorf, Thomas E. 2012. Introduction to Cultural Mathematics: With Case Studies in Otomies and Incas. Wiley.
Krause, Marina C. 1983. Multicultural Mathematics Materials. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Mesquita, Monica, Sal Restivo, Ubiratan D'Ambrosio. 2011. Asphalt Children and City Streets: A Life, a City, and a Case Study of History, Culture, and Ethnomathematics in Sao Paulo. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.
Nelson, David, George Gheverghese Joseph and Julian Williams. 1993.Multicultural Mathematics: Teaching Mathematics from a Global Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
Powell, Arthur B. and Marilyn Frankenstein. Editors. 1997. Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Zaslavsky, Claudia. 1979. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture. Brooklyn, NY: Lawrence Hill Books.
_______. 1998. Math Games and Activities from Around the World. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.
_______. 1999. Multicultural Mathematics: Interdisciplinary Cooperative Learning Activities. Portland, Maine: J. Weston Walch.
Articles and Book Chapters
Barton, Bill. 1997. "Making Sense of Ethnomathematics: Ethnomathematics is Making Sense." Educational Studies in Mathematics 31 (1/2): 201-233.
D'Ambrosio, Ubiratan. 2001. "What is Ethnomathematics, and How Can it Help Children in Schools?" Teaching Children Mathematics 7(6): 308-310.
Garegae, Kgomotso G. 2007. "Closing the Missing Link in Ethnomathematics Research." AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship 3(2): 46-59.
Iseke-Barnes, Judy M. 2000. "Ethnomathematics and Language in Decolonizing Mathematics." Race, Gender & Class in Education 7(3): 133-49.
Khan, Steven. 2011. "Ethnomathematics as Mythopoetic Curriculum." For the Learning of Mathematics 31(3): 14-18.
Knijnik, Gelsa. 2002. "Ethnomathematics: Culture and Politics of Knowledge in Mathematics Education." For the Learning of Mathematics22(1): 11-14.
Rowlands, Stuart and Robert Carson. 2002. "Where Would Formal, Academic Mathematics Stand in a Curriculum Informed by Ethnomathematics? A Critical Review of Ethnomathematics." Educational Studies in Mathematics 50(1): 79-102.
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Yusuf, Mohammed Waziri, Ibrahim Saidu, Aisha Hallru. "Ethnomathematics: A Case of Wasakwakwalwa (Hausa Culture Puzzles) in Northern Nigeria." International Journal of Basic & Applied Science 10(1): 14-23.
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(8) Resources for Integrating Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics in Writing, Reading, and Communication
Cohen, Sarah. 2001. Numbers in the Newsroom: Using Math and Statistics in the News. Columbia, MO: Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Connolly, Paul and Teresa Vilardi, Editors. 1989. Writing to Learn Mathematics and Sciences. New York: Teachers College Press: Columbia University.
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Laminack, Lester L., and Reba M. Wadsworth. 2006. Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum: How to Build Bridges in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Portsmouth, NJ: Heinemann Books.
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Meyer, Phillip. 1991. The New Precision Journalism . Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Miller, Jane E. 2004. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers: The Effective Presentation of Quantitative Information. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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(9) Resources on Representations of Quantitative Data
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Articles and Book Chapters
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(10) Resources on Health Numeracy
Cohn, Victor and Lewis Cope. 2001. News and Numbers: A Guide to Reporting Statistical Claims and Controversies in Health and Other Fields. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Blackwell.
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Cavanaugh, K., M.M. Huizinga, K.A. Wallston, T. Gebretsadik, A. Shintani, D. Davis, R.P. Gregory, L. Fuchs, R. Malone, A. Cherrington, M. Pignone, D.A. DeWalt, T.A. Elasy, and R.L. Rothman. 2008. "Association of Numeracy and Diabetes Control." Annals of Internal Medicine 148(10): 737-746.
Cavanaugh, Kerri, Tebeb Gebretsadik, Mary Margaret Huizinga, Rebecca Pratt Gregory, Michael Pignone, and Tom A. Elasy. 2009. "Addressing Literacy and Numeracy to Improve Diabetes Care." Diabetes Care 32(12): 2149-2155.
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Fagerlin, A., Zikmund-Fisher, B.J., Ubel, P.A., Jankovic, A., Derry, H.A., & Smith, D.M. 2007. "Measuring Numeracy without a Math Test: Development of the Subjective Numeracy Scale (SNS)." Medical Decision Making 27(5): 672-680.
Galesic, Mirta and Rocio Garcia-Retamero. 2010. "Statistical Numeracy for Health: A Cross-Cultural Comparison with Probabilistic National Samples." Archives of Internal Medicine 170(5): 462-468.
Galesic, Mirta, Rocio Garcia-Retamero, and Gerd Gigerenzer. 2009. "Using Icon Arrays to Communicate Medical Risks: Overcoming Low Numeracy." Health Psychology 28(2): 210-216.
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Huizinga, Mary Margaret, Bettina M. Beech, Kerri L. Cavanaugh, Tom A. Elasy, and Russell L. Rothman. 2008. "Low Numeracy Skills are Associated with Higher BMI." Obesity 16(8): 1966-1968.
Huizinga, Mary M., Tom A. Elasy, Kenneth A. Wallston, Kerri Cavanaugh, Dianne Davis, Rebecca P. Gregory, Lynn S. Fuchs, Robert Malone, Andrea Cherrington, Darren A. DeWalt, John Buse, Michael Pignone, and Russell L. Rothman. 2008. "Development and Validation of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT)." BMC Health Services Research 8: 96.
Kickbusch, Ilona. 2001. "Health Literacy: Addressing the Health and Education Divide." Health Promotion International 16(3): 289-297.
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Master, V.A., T.V. Johnson, A. Abbasi, S.S. Ehrlich, R.S. Kleris, S. Abbasi, A. Prater, A. Owen-Smith, and M. Goodman. 2010. "Poorly Numerate Patients in an Inner City Hospital Misunderstood the American Urological Association Symptom Score." Urology 75(1): 148-152.
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Peters, Ellen, Judith Hibbard, Paul Slovic, and Nathan Dieckmann. 2007. "Numeracy Skills and the Communication. Comprehension, and use of Risk-Benefit Information." Health Affairs 26(3): 741-748.
Portnoy, D.B., D. Roter and L.H. Erby. 2010. "The Role of Numeracy on Client Knowledge in BRCA Genetic Counseling." Patient Education and Counseling 81(1): 131-136.
Reyna, Valerie F. and Charles J. Brainerd. 2007. "The Importance of Mathematics in Health and Human Judgment: Numeracy, Risk Communication and Medical Decision Making." Learning and Individual Differences 17(2): 147-159.
Reyna, Valerie F., Wendy L. Nelson, Paul K. Han, and Nathan F. Dieckmann. 2009. "How Numeracy Influences Risk Comprehension and Medical Decision Making." Psychological Bulletin 135(6): 943-973.
Rothman, R.L., R. Housam, H. Weiss, D. Davis, R. Gregory, T. Gebretsadik, A. Shintani, and T.A. Elasy. 2006. "Patient Understanding of Food Labels: The Role of Literacy and Numeracy." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 31(5): 391-398.
Rothman, Russell L., Victor M. Montori, Andrea Cherrington, and Michael P. Pignone. 2008. "Perspective: The Role of Numeracy in Health Care." Journal of Health Communication 13(6): 583-595.
Schapira, M.M., K.E. Fletcher, P.S. Ganschow, C.M. Walker, B. Tyler, S. Del Pozo, C. Schauer, and E.A. Jacobs. 2011. "The Meaning of Numbers in Health: Exploring Health Numeracy in a Mexican-American Population." Journal of General Internal Medicine 26(7): 705-711.
Schapira, M.M., K.E. Fletcher, M.A. Gilligan, T.K. King, P.W. Laud, B.A. Matthews, J.M. Neuner, and E. Hayes. 2008. "A Framework for Health Numeracy: How Patients Use Quantitative Skills In Health Care." Journal of Health Communication 13(5): 501-517.
Schwartz, Lisa M., Steve Woloshin, William C. Black, and H. Gilbert Welch.1997. "The Role of Numeracy in Understanding the Benefit of Screening Mammography." Annals of Internal Medicine 127(11): 966-972.
Schwartz, Lisa M., Steve Woloshin, and H. Gilbert Welch. 2005. "Can Patients Interpret Health Information? An Assessment of the Medical Data Interpretation Test." Medical Decision Making 25(3): 290-300.
Sheridan, S.L., and M. Pignone. 2002. "Numeracy and the Medical Student's Ability to Interpret Data." Effective Clinical Practice 5(1): 35-40.
Waldrop-Valverde, Drenna, Deboah L. Jones, Dushyantha Jayaweera, Peggy Gonzalez, Javier Romero, and Raymond L. Ownby. 2009. "Gender Differences in Medical Management Capacity in HIV Infection: the Role of Health Literacy and Numeracy." AIDS Behavior 13(1): 46-52.
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Woloshin, Steven, Lisa M. Schwartz, Megan Moncur, Sherine Gabriel, and Anna N.A. Tosteson. 2001. "Assessing Values for Health: Numeracy Matters. Medical Decision Making 21(5): 382-390.
Yin, H. Shonna, Matthew Johnson, Alan L. Mendelsohn, Mary Ann Abrams, Lee M. Sanders, Benard P. Dreyer. 2009. "The Health Literacy of Parents in the United States: A Nationally Representative Study." Pediatrics 124(3): S289-S298.
Zikmund-Fisher, Brian J., Dylan M. Smith, Peter A. Ubel, and Angela Fagerlin. 2007. "Validation of the Subjective Numeracy Scale: Effects of Low Numeracy on Comprehension of Risk Communications and Utility Elicitations." Medical Decision Making 27(5): 663-671.
(11) Resources for Integrating Quantitative Reasoning Across the Disciplines and Throughout the Curriculum
Garland, Trudi Hammel. 1987. Fascinating Fibonaccis: Mystery and Magic in Numbers. Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour.
Garland, Trudi Hammel and Charity Vaughan Kahn. 1995. Math and Music: Harmonious Connections. Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour.
Gelman, Andrea and Geronimo Cartina. 2009. A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Gillman, Rick, Editor. 2006. Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America.
Greenleaf, Frederick P. 2000. Quantitative Reasoning: Understanding the Mathematical Patterns in Nature,2nd edition. Hightstown, NJ: Primis.
Johnson, Keith. 2008. Quantitative Methods in Linguistics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Katz, Victor, Editor. 2000. Using History to Teach Mathematics: An International Perspective. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America.
Langkamp, Greg and Joseph Hull. 2006. Quantitative Reasoning and the Environment: Mathematical Modeling in Context. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Martin, Hope and Madeleine J. Long. 1996. Integrating Mathematics Across the Curriculum, Vol. 1. Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight Professional Development.
Schneps, Leila and Coralie Colmez. 2013. Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom. New York: Basic Books.
Stewart, Ian. 1995. Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality of Mathematics. New York, New York: Basic Books.
Stutely, Richard. 2003. Numbers Guide: The Essentials of Business Numeracy. 5th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Bloomberg Press.
Articles and Books Chapters
Atkinson, Maxine P., Ronald F. Czaja, and Zachary B. Brewster. 2006. "Integrating Sociological Research in Large Introductory Courses: Learning Content and Increasing Quantitative Literacy." Teaching Sociology 34(1): 54-64.
Bogue, Allan G. 1990. "The Quest for Numeracy: Data and Methods in American Political History." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 21(1): 89-116.
Bressoud, David. 2006. "Quantitative Methods for Public Policy." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 23-28.
_______. 2009. "Establishing the Quantitative Thinking Program at Macalester." Numeracy 2(1): Article 3.
Carlson, Gaylen Richard. 2000. "Density as an Integrating Topic to Promote Quantitative Reasoning in Non-Science Majors." Journal of Geoscience Education 48(4): 436-439.
Carpo, Mario. 2003. "Drawing with Numbers: Geometry and Numeracy in Early Modern Architectural Design." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 62(4); 448-469.
Coe, Paul R. and Sarah N. Ziesler. 2006. "Quantitative Literacy at Dominican University." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 35-40.
Diefenderfer, Caren, Ruth Doan, and Christina Salowey. 2006. "The Quantitative Reasoning Program at Hollins University." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 41-48.
Frith, Vera. 2012. "Quantitative Literacy Interventions at University of Cape Town: Effects of Separation from Academic Disciplines." Numeracy 5(1):Article 3.
Fuller, Theodore D. 1998. ''Using Computer Assignments to Promote Active Learning in the Undergraduate Social Problems Course.'' Teaching Sociology 26(3): 215-21.
Gordon, Sheldon and Jack Winn. 2006. "Interconnected Quantitative Learning at Farmingdale State." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 55-62.
Haines, Beth and Joy Jordan. 2006. "Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 63-68.
Hartzler, Rebecca and Deann Leoni. 2006. "Mathematics Across the Curriculum." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 69-74
Hillyard, Cinnamon, Jane Korey, Deann Leoni, and Rebecca Hartzler. 2010. "Math Across the Community College Curriculum (MAC3): A Successful Path to Quantitative Literacy." MathAMATYC Educator 1(2): 4-9.
Himes, Christine L. and Christine Caffrey. 2003. "Linking Social Gerontology with Quantitative Skills: A Class Project Using U.S. Census Data." Teaching Sociology31(1): 85-94.
Howery, Carla B. and Havidan Rodriquez. 2006. "Integrating Data Analysis (IDA): Working with Sociology Departments to Address the Quantitative Literacy Gap." Teaching Sociology 34(1): 23-38.
Hughes-Hallett, Deborah. 2012. "The Role of Mathematics Courses in the Development of Quantitative Literacy." In Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges, edited by Bernard L Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Princeton: NJ: The National Council on Education and the Disciplines. Pp. 91-98.
Jabon, David. 2006. "Quantitative Reasoning: An Interdisciplinary, Technology Infused Approach." In Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 111-117.
Johnson, Jerry. 2006. "Math Across the Curriculum at UNR." Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy , edited by Rick Gillman. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. Pp. 75-80.
Jungck, John R. 2012. "Incorporating Quantitative Reasoning in Common Core Courses: Mathematics for The Ghost Map." Numeracy: Vol. 5(1): Article 7.
Kirst, Michael W. 2003. "Articulation and Mathematical Literacy: Political and Policy Issues." In Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges, edited by Bernard L Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen. Princeton: NJ: The National Council on Education and the Disciplines. Pp. 107-120.
Limbaugh, Jim. 2005. "Frostburg State University: Basic Proficiencies in Quantitative Reasoning." Report on behalf of the faculty planning group on quantitative reasoning.
Markham, William T. 1991. ''Research Methods in the Introductory Course: To Be or Not to Be?'' Teaching Sociology 19(4): 464-71.
Persell, Caroline Hodges. 1992. ''Bringing PCs into Introductory Sociology Courses: First Steps, Missteps, and Future Prospects.'' Teaching Sociology 20(2): 91-103.
Powell, Wayne and David Leveson. 2002. "The Unique Role of Introductory Geology Courses in Teaching Quantitative Reasoning."
Raymondo, James C. 1996. ''Developing a Computer Laboratory for Undergraduate Sociology Courses.'' Teaching Sociology 24(3): 305-09.
Rheinlander, Kim and Wallace, Dorothy. 2011. "Calculus, Biology and Medicine: A Case Study in Quantitative Literacy for Science Students." Numeracy: Vol. 4(1): Article 3.
Salowey, Christina A. 2009. "Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Analysis in the Ancient Art Classroom." Classical Journal 104(4): 341-350.
Sweet, Stephen, Suzanne Morgan, and Danette I. Johnson, 2008. "Using Local Data to Advance Quantitative Literacy." Numeracy: Vol. 1(2): Article 4.
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Wolfe, Christopher R. 1993. "Quantitative Reasoning Across a College Curriculum." College Teaching 41(1): 3-9.
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(12) Resources on National Programs to Promote Numeracy
Balatti, Jo, Stephen Black, and Ian Falk. 2006. Reframing Adult Literacy and Numeracy. An Adult Literacy National Project Report (Australia).
Coben, Diana, with Dhamma Colwell, Sheila Macrae, Jo Boaler, Margaret Brown, and Valerie Rhodes. 2003. Adult Numeracy: Review of Research and Related Literature. National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (Great Britain) NRDC.
Earl, Lorna, Michael Fullan, Ken Leithwood, Nancy Watson, with Doris Jantzi, Ben Levin, and Nancy Torrance. 2000. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) Evaluation of the Implementation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies. OISE/UT.Higgins, Joanna. 2003. An Evaluation of the Advanced Numeracy Project. Ministry of Education, Wellington, New Zealand.
Brown, Margaret, Mike Askew, Alison Millett, and Valerie Rhodes. 2003. "The Key Role of Educational Research in the Development and Evaluation of the National Numeracy Strategy." British Educational Research Journal 29(5): 655-667.
Brown, Margaret, Mike Askew, Dave Baker, Hazel Denvir, and Alison Millett. 1998. "Is the National Numeracy Strategy Research-Based?" British Journal of Educational Studies 46(4): 362-385.
Brown, Margaret, Tamara Bibby, and David C. Johnson. 2000. "Turning our Attention from the What to the How: The National Numeracy Strategy." British Educational Research Journal 26(4): 457-471.
Leithwood, Kenneth, Doris Jantzi, Lorna Earl, Nancy Watson, Benjamin Levin and Michael Fullan. 2004. "Strategic Leadership for Large-Scale Reform of England's National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy." School Leadership & Management 24(1): 57-79.