TITLE

QUANTITATIVE LITERACY IN THE MEDIA An Arena for Problem Solving

AUTHOR(S)
Watson, Jane M.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Australian Mathematics Teacher;Mar2004, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the importance of problem solving with the aims of numeracy and quantitative literacy. Definition of numeracy; Development of the goal of quantitative literacy; Levels of problem solving that stress the need for basic quantitative literacy skills.
ACCESSION #
12644640

 

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