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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: 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 ...

LTC: The Principal Language of Public Argument: Observations on Quantitative Reasoning in Student Writing

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center
Tammy Feldman, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics; and Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology. Cosponsor: Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (Quirk) Initiative.

LTC: Numbers of Words about Numbers with Words: How Faculty are Integrating Quantitative Thinking and Writing in Their Courses

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center, PEPS
By PEPS Adriana Estill, Assistant Professor of English and American Studies; Tammy Feldman, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics; Neil Lutsky, Professor of Psychology; Mary Savina, Professor of ...

LTC: Reading, Writing, and...Quantitative Inquiry: Involving First-Year Students in Research and Writing with Numbers

Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center, PEPS
By PEPS Neil Lutsky, Professor of Psychology and Annette Nierobisz, Assistant Professor of Sociology Cosponsors: The Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRk) program and the FIPSE grant