Quantitative Literacy/Quantitative Reasoning
The definition of quantitative literacy is like greywacke - it's ambiguous. quantitative literacy and quantitative reasoning and numeracy are synonymous; numeracy is a British term that's probably been around a lot longer.
The math skills described by Steen would seem to develop a quantitatively literate society, whereas those skills listed on the SERC quantitative skills website appear to benefit geology majors, but not the public as a whole; most students in our introductory classes do not continue on to pursue a degree in geology.
Gave some ideas about membership to NNN - the National Numeracy Network:
- Reduced fees to $25
- Monthly email from NNN to members regarding a large scale social issue
- Reduced membership fees to faculty whose institutions join the NNN