A recent opinion piece in the New York Times discussed what a good quantitative literacy course should look like. Unlike the algebra-precalculus-calculus sequence or even a class in AP statistics, quantitative literacy is specifically designed for students who are not interested in a STEM major, teaching them how to view numbers to make sense of the world and be an informed citizen.

I'm a Professor of Mathematics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas. For eight years, I was co-director of Teach North Texas, UNT's program for preparing secondary teachers of mathematics and science.
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