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WHY NUMBERS COUNT: Quantitative Literacy for Tomorrow's America (softcover)

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If, as Lynn Arthur Steen, editor, maintains, "an innumerate citizen today is as vulnerable as the illiterate peasant of Gutenberg's time," what will we need to know and be able to do to compete in tomorrow's world? The College Board asked professionals from education, business, government, science, and the media to explore the demands of mathematical reasoning in the computer-driven information age. "Unless we learn ways to transform the broad perception of math from a problem into an opportunity, we are in trouble. Here is a book that addresses the issue clearly-cogently." -- Frank Newman, President, Education Commission of the States "An invaluable array of 'front line' perspectives on the kinds of quantitative skills students will need if they are to thrive in a rapidly changing society." -- Ramon Cortines, Special Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.