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Quantitative Literacy

Carleton's Quantitative Inquiry Reasoning and Knowledge (QuIRK) Initiative - Carleton's QuIRK Initiative has done a variety of things to help raise the quantitative skills of Carleton students.

Quantitative Writing - Quantitative Writing is the written explanation of a quantitative analysis. This module explains how to use Quantitative Writing in the classroom.

Teaching with Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum - Ask students a quantitative question in a non-mathematics context. Then help them solve that question using spreadsheets. This module discusses this pedagogy and it's benefits.

Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences - This website deals with the opportunities and challenges of teaching quantitative skills in the geosciences which have traditionally been seen as more "descriptive" in nature.

Quantitative Literacy at Other Institutions

Quantitative Literacy Organizations

Print References

Steen, executive editor, 2001, Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy, National Council on Education and the Disciplines

Richardson and McCallum, "Quantitative Literacy and the Curriculum", 2002

Relevant LTC Sessions


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LTC: QuIRK at 5

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center, PEPS
By PEPS Nathan Grawe, associate professor of economics and director of QuIRK, and Greg Marfleet, associate professor of political science. For 5 years QuIRK has been working to develop quantitative ...

LTC: Quantitatve Reasoning in the Arts, Literature, and Humanities

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center, PEPS
By PEPS Sun Hee Lee, CFD Fellow in the English Department; George H. Vrtis, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Technology Studies and History; and Harry McKinley Williams, Laird Bell Professor ...

LTC: How do we Teach Quantitative Reasoning? Foster a Curricular Conspiracy

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center
Deborah Hughes Hallet, Professor of Mathematics, University of Arizona, and Adjunct Professor of Pubilc Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Drawing on her experience teaching ...

LTC: Weasel Words: Using QR to Teach Precision in Argumentation

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center
Nathan Grawe, Associate Professor of Economics A recent survey of college graduates reveals that students especially appreciate faculty members who have advocated precision in language. While this ...

LTC: Critical Thinking About Numbers in the News

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center
Milo Schield, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg Colelge Milo Schield discusses research he has been doing on how numbers are represented in the popular media. In addition, he ...

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