NNN 2019 Annual Meeting:

October 11-13: Austin, Texas

Co-hosted by the

and by Austin Community College

Invited speakers:

Uri Treismann (left)

The Equity-Minded Design of Introductory Mathematics Courses:
New Approaches to Perennial Instructional Problems


Nicholas Horton: (right)

Data acumen and data numeracy:
helping students extract meaning from data

Hear 26 speakers talk about what works for them.
Talk to the Editors of Numeracy.

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2018 NNN Annual Meeting

Michigan State University  October 12-14,

70+ attendees; 34 presentations by 55 authors.
Keynotes by Gail Burrill, PhD, IASE President
and by
Ellen Peters, PhD, Ohio State Univ.

Numeracy Journal: Volume 11:  Issue 1Issue 2


Welcome by Eric Gaze, NNN President (video 6 min)

Over 100 registered participants.

Thirty-two sessions.

Numeracy Journal: Volume 10:  Issue 1Issue 2


Welcome to the new NNN website

2017 marks the roll-out of this website: the new home of the National Numeracy Network (NNN).  This website highlights NNN's three primary activities: (1) Organizing annual meetings on numeracy, (2) Sponsoring Numeracy: the #1 peer-reviewed journal focused on Quantitative Literacy, and (3) Coordinating Quantitative Centers at colleges.

Mission: See "About the NNN"

With your support we can improve the level of numeracy in academia, schools and the world at large.


Numeracy News

2018/06/20.  Syntax vs. Semantics:  Quote: "Fortunately, only one in ten Americans have died from being struck by lightning in the three decades between 1981 and 2010"  Author intended to say "Fortunately, only one in ten Americans being struck by lightning in the three decades between 1981 and 2010 have died"   Small changes in syntax can create big changes in semantics. Source:   [Analysis by Milo Schield]

2018/05/01  Six Habits of Highly Numerate People by Doug Birdie.   Pdf

2018/04/08  Pamela Burdman announces Just Equations The goal: "re-conceptualizing the role of math in ensuring equal educational opportunities for students.  Just Equations is an independent resource on the role of mathematics in education equity, working across education systems and advancing evidence-based strategies to ensure math policies give all students the quantitative foundation they need to succeed in college and beyond."

2018/03/05  Data Literacy:  NNN officers, Marc Isaacson and Milo Schield, present a workshop on Data Literacy at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 in Grapevine, TX. Over 50 IT executives attend.  The Gartner keynote address notes that Data Literacy is now the biggest problem in dealing with big data.  Quant-Fluent website

Gartner ($4.8 B revenue) is the world's leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner sponsors high-end conferences for those working in Information Technology.  

QL Blog by Eric Gaze - NNN President

Quantitative Reasoning & Writing: Bernie Madison

Audio (35minutes)   Bernie's frank overview of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the Quantitative Literacy movement.  This was the plenary talk at the 2011 NNN National Meeting in Asheville, NC, Oct 14-16.  The introduction is by Caren Diefenderfer. 

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