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What Works: Shaping General Education Programs Focused on Scientific and Quantitative Literacy


Making connections: To, from, and within the mathematical community
David M. Bressoud, Lynn A. Steen
Authors describe the wide range of activities and publications within the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) that emphasize three broader categories of connections important to their community:
  • connections to and from other disciplines
  • connections within the mathematical sciences
  • connections to the needs of students served by mathematics departments, majors and non-majors.
Statistical literacy and liberal education at Augsburg College
Milo Schield
Since statistics are contextual, statistical literacy focuses on what is taken into account. This focus on context is why statistical literacy can be viewed as an essential component of a liberal education.