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Promoting Quantitative Literacy for School‐Age Children

Shail J. Butani

Abstract

These are some of the activities I have undertaken for Washington Statistical Society to promote quantitative literacy (QL). A vision of the Special Interest Group of volunteers is to inspire other statisticians to adopt these or similar ones in their local communities. 1) Conducted and organized speakers and materials for career days for over 100 math classes each year. 2) Participated and provided consultants for QL workshops conducted by ASA for local teachers. 3) Provided statisticians to assist in developing math curricula for Fairfax County Public Schools. 4) Conducted and provided statisticians for elementary schools teachers' workshops. 5) Presented materials at Female Achieving Mathematics Equity (FAME) project. 6) Provided speakers for Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) programs. 7) Conducted and provided consultants for girl scouts' workshops.