Why Numbers Count: Quantitative Literacy for Tomorrow's America
L.A. Steen 1997 College Entrance Examination Board New York, NY
Abstract: The computer-driven age is here. Those who are not quantitatively literate may find themselves in a new underclass. To be effective, education today must be based on relevant, real-world situations. What actions should educators take? What exactly is "quantitative literacy" in today's world? And how can we foster it among those who do not currently possess it? This new book presents essays from distinguished professionals in a variety of fields who use quantitative information in their work and everyday lives. Their varied suggestions range from better training in modeling and statistics to calls for a complete reform of the K-12 curriculum.