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NSF Projects Supporting QL Education

Dates: April 30 and May 1, 2009
University of Washington—Bothell
By Invitation Only
Each participant must submit a project profile by April 15

This workshop will bring together members of NSF-funded projects that address quantitative literacy through undergraduate education.

Our goals are:

  • to introduce leaders of QL projects to one another and to the NNN.
  • to develop a browseable collection of introductions to these projects that will demonstrate the scope of NSF funded QL work at the undergraduate level while creating a place where faculty and others can learn about all of the projects.
  • to introduce the QL projects to the participants in the NNN Annual meeting.

The workshop will feature a keynote address by Bernie Madison, University of Arkansas; opportunities to learn about other participating projects; and time to refine your project profile.

This workshop is being held on Thursday evening, April 30 and Friday morning and afternoon, May 1 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Numeracy Network (NNN). The NNN annual meeting will feature two opportunities to learn more about the NSF-funded projects, a poster session on the afternoon of Friday, May 1 and a panel on Saturday, May 2. Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to stay through May 2. The Saturday morning segment will also feature a keynote by psychologist and numeracy researcher Ellen Peters of Decision Research.

Workshop Conveners

  • Len Vacher, Editor, Numeracy, University of South Florida
  • Cathryn Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
  • Cinnamon Hillyard, Meeting Host, University of Washington-Bothell
  • Nathan Grawe, Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge Project, Carleton College
  • Jen Wenner, The Math You Need When You Need It, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • Eric Baer, The Math You Need When You Need It, Highline Community College
The workshop is sponsored by the National Numeracy Network and funded by National Science Foundation grant number DUE 0442629. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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