Registration now open!

The 2022 NNN Annual Meeting will take place Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Click here to register for the conference, and here for keynote abstracts.

Note the conference will take place on campus and is hosted by the Mathematics and Statistics Department of UNM. While we do not have dedicated hotels for the event, we recommend those near SpringHill Suites by Marriott Albuquerque, University Area.

NNN Virtual Programming Underway!

Following a successful 'hack-a-thon' on gun violence and inflation in late July, we are excited to announce our next fall speaker, Dr. Diego Mendez-Carbajo of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Future speakers will be announced via email and this site.


Time: Tuesday, August 30, 1-2pm CDT

Zoom information: Sent to all NNN members on our Google Group; if you did not receive the link, please email Luke Tunstall at qrs@trinity.edu.

Title: "Storytelling with FRED data: A skills-based approach around micro-credentials"

Description: The Research Information Services team at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has developed a free micro-credential program on economic data literacy for librarians. In this presentation we describe the structure of the program, showcasing one of its modules to illustrate the workflow of participants. We summarize lessons learned and feedback we received. Join us to discuss the potential use of data-related micro-credentials to develop quantitative reasoning skills!

Todd Chavez awarded 2022 Bernie Madison Outstanding Achievement Award

Milo Schield and Carol Ann Davis present Todd with Award on March 4, 2022

NNN Board Elects New Officers (2022-2024)

            Luke Tunstall                         Marc Isaacson                        Victor Piercey                          Weixing Ford

              Trinity Univ.                          Augsburg Univ.                   Ferris State Univ.                  Texas A&M-San Antonio

               President                              Vice President                   Secretary/Treasurer                  Communications

2021-22 Annual Meeting - Virtual Format

March 4-6 online via Zoom


Current Meeting Schedule PDF

Current Meeting Abstracts PDF


Keynote Speakers: 
    Dr. Jane Miller Author of                   Dr. Susan Ganter         
Making Sense of Numbers
(2021)          Quantitative Literacy 

            

Dr. Jane Miller: Beyond Statistical Significance. A Holistic View of What Makes a Research Finding "Important". Students often believe that statistical significance is the only determinant of whether a numeric result is “important.” I start with a brief review of hypothesis testing, then discuss what questions inferential statistics can and cannot answer, including statistical significance, causality, causal order, direction of association, practical importance, whether the independent variable is modifiable, and generalizability of the results. I then describe factors that determine each of those aspects of “importance,” including study design, measurement, and context. I illustrate these issues with examples from a study of the association between the amount of time teenagers spent playing video games and time spent on other activities.     

Dr. Susan Ganter: Promoting Quantitative Literacy: Institutional transformation in the context of interdisciplinary STEM partnerships.   The National Consortium for Synergistic Undergraduate Mathematics via Multi-institutional Interdisciplinary Teaching Partnerships (SUMMIT-P) has been working since 2016 to revise and improve the undergraduate mathematics curriculum to address the persistent problem that students are unable to apply skills and content from mathematics classes to courses in both STEM and non-STEM fields.

 SUMMIT-P has gained significant experience implementing, studying, and disseminating the use of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional faculty partnerships to erode disciplinary silos. This work has resulted in the creation of substantive collaborations that culminate in lasting curricular change in the first two years of mathematics and in the partner disciplines served, creating an undergraduate curriculum—from mathematics to partner discipline—that is cohesive and seamless for students.

 Components of SUMMIT-P’s work have been used to initiate an intervention model that has resulted in curricular change in a wide variety of institutional contexts. The 12 participating institutions benefit from being part of the consortium through campus site visits; use of common protocols; extensive mentoring opportunities; professional development; use of Descriptive Consultancy and Success Analysis protocols; collection of multi-institutional data; and momentum as a consortium that has fostered accountability and a wide variety of dissemination outlets. SUMMIT-P is an important step toward understanding institutional transformation on a large scale that will support the mathematical development of STEM majors while increasing mathematical literacy among all college graduates.

 The SUMMIT-P consortium has experienced great success with collaborative processes, resulting in ongoing partnerships across many disciplines and institutions.   During this presentation, we will discuss how such partnerships help to immediately reinforce mathematical concepts in a variety of disciplinary settings, creating context across courses.

                      

Announcement     Call for Papers

Proposals accepted until February 11th

Numeracy: 500,000 downloads:
NNN is having an impact through Numeracy
Here is the Numeracy report for 2021.

Rethinking Map Literacy:
by Ming Xie, Steven Reader and H. L. Vacher,

Discusses the field of quantitative map literacy

“Butter rolls live at the center of a Venn diagram of frugality, simplicity, and deliciousness.
It’s a recipe born out of necessity, a crafty way to use leftover biscuit scraps...”.

NNN-MAA Numeracy Survey
Nov 2020: Call for Participants

Numeracy indexed by Scopus

Numeracy, the NNN's premier publication, has been accepted
for indexing in the Scopus Journal of Metrics. Scopus is the largest
abstract and citations database of peer-reviewed literature. 
Their Cite-Score is an open-access tool for documenting

the scholarly impact of journals and their publications. 

Numeracy is the leading open-access, peer-reviewed journal 
focused on Numeracy, Quantitative Literacy and Statistical Literacy.


Harvard General Education requires
Quantitative Reasoning with Data

The biggest change to the Gen Ed program [for Fall, 2020] is the introduction of a new requirement in quantitative reasoning with data. While most of the changes to the Gen Ed program were decided upon in 2016, Harvard Faculty voted last semester to finalize this last piece of the puzzle as they sought to encourage students to think critically about data and explore how “quantitative approaches to analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and making predictions to answer questions” applies to their education and development as a whole.  [March, 2020]


NNN VP Wins Statistics Award

Luke Tunstall, NNN VP, and his co-author won the C. Oswald George
2019 prize for the best article in the academic journal:Teaching Statistics.  


Calendar Decade Conundrum

Some say 2019 is the end of this decade; others say 2020.
Do both sides have reasons?  If so, what are they? 
Should NNN take a stand on this?  (Milo, 12/31/2019)

NNN Elects New Officers

                    
Milo Schield   Luke Tunstall      Marc Isaacson
   President      Vice President     Sec/Treasurer

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NNN 2019 Annual Meeting:
October 11-13: Austin, Texas

Co-hosted by Austin CC (ACC) and the

Uri Treisman
The Equity-Minded Design of Introductory Mathematics Courses:

Nicholas Horton
Data acumen and data numeracy

Six Workshops; 31 Papers:  Schedule   Abstracts

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NNN Numeracy Workshop
Palomar Community College

San Marcos, CA

Sept 20-21, 2019
Invitation with map; Workshop details

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Read NNN's Journal: Numeracy

Volume 12 (2019):  Issue 1 Issue 2

Volume 11 (2018):  Issue 1 Issue 2

Volume 10 (2017):  Issue 1Issue 2

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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 four primary activities: (1) Organize annual meetings on numeracy, (2) sponsor Numeracy: the #1 peer-reviewed journal focused on Quantitative Literacy, (3) offer numeracy faculty-training workshops, and (4) coordinate Quantitative Centers at colleges and universities.

Mission: To See "About the NNN"

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

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Numeracy News

2019/09/30.  Statistical Literacy: A Study in Confounding is authored by NNN VP, Milo Schield.

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: https://gizmodo.com/5936361/what-happens-when-you-get-struck-by-lightning   [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.  


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QL Blog by Eric Gaze - NNN President

https://thinkingquantitatively.wordpress.com/




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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