Why numbers count: quantitative literacy for tomorrow's America.


Authors: 
Sutton, S.
Category: 
Volume: 
82(600)
Pages: 
120-
Year: 
1998
Publisher: 
NASSP Bulletin
Abstract: 

The teaching of mathematics is not confined to a single approach. Because of the increasing diversity of knowledge and the quantitative data involved, students must make sense of the numerical data they are constantly facing. Seventeen people offer their ideas on how to teach numbers to students. Some espouse relating science teaching to mathematics. Otheres propose math education in relation to the work place. The value of logical thinking and analysis is also upheld as essential to the learning of numbers.

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