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ERIC Number: EJ594868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Numeracy: The New Literacy for a Data-Drenched Society.
Steen, Lynn Arthur
Educational Leadership, v57 n2 p8-13 Oct 1999
Virtually every public issue depends on data, projections, inferences, and systemic thinking. Besides basic mathematics skills, numeracy (quantitative literacy) encompasses estimating tolerances and errors, constructing complex computer simulations, using flowcharts, drawing inferences, and calculating in three dimensions. The narrow arithmetic-algebra track is out of date. Contains 38 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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