quantitative reasoning, quantitative literacy, MAA-CUPM
Recollections and commentary by Linda R. Sons on a 1994 national report entitled Quantitative Reasoning for College Graduates: A Complement to the Standards. Professor Sons chaired the committee which wrote the report and championed its use.
This paper traces the development of the 1994 MAA report Quantitative Reasoning for College Graduates: A Complement to the Standards--a report which is still surprisingly relevant. The paper highlights some major parts of the report, describing the context in which its conclusions were made. Additionally, it challenges and encourages those continuing the quest for QL in the nation by noting progress made since 1989 and two avenues (the NNN and the SIGMAA QL) through which pursuits can be shared and ideas exploited.
Sons, Linda R.. "The Sons Report (1989-1994, Mathematical Association of America): The Way It Was." Numeracy 12, Iss. 1 (2019): Article 12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-4618.104.22.168
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