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Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy

Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy

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As this book illustrates so well, the intelligent use of numbers is vital to all aspects of our personal, professional and public lives...Without citizens who can understand and evaluate statistics and surveys, balance risks and benefits, identify flawed or misleading logic, and much more, our democracy clearly will be in trouble
.--William E. Kirwan, President, Ohio State University

The authors...all agree that currently we are not preparing young people to function in a society that increasingly requires literacy in all forms. Mathematicians, statisticians, teachers, and others are all responsible for this state of affairs and this book makes it abundantly clear to the reader that we all must solve the problem. The enormous value of this book is that it sets the stage for the important discussions that must take place now, not five years or 20 years from now.
--Margaret Cozzens, Vice President, Colorado Institute of Technology
As this book illustrates so well, the intelligent use of numbers is vital to all aspects of our personal, professional and public lives...Without citizens who can understand and evaluate statistics and surveys, balance risks and benefits, identify flawed or misleading logic, and much more, our democracy clearly will be in trouble
.--William E. Kirwan, President, Ohio State University

The authors...all agree that currently we are not preparing young people to function in a society that increasingly requires literacy in all forms. Mathematicians, statisticians, teachers, and others are all responsible for this state of affairs and this book makes it abundantly clear to the reader that we all must solve the problem. The enormous value of this book is that it sets the stage for the important discussions that must take place now, not five years or 20 years from now.
--Margaret Cozzens, Vice President, Colorado Institute of Technology

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Published by: Mathematical Association of America on Sep 17, 2008
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