Quantitative literacy across the curriculum: Integrating skills from english composition, mathematics, and the substantive disciplines

Jane Miller

Publication Date: 10/01/2010

Quantitative literacy is an important profi ciency that pertains to “word problems” from science, history, and other fi elds. Unfortunately, teaching how to solve such problems often is relegated to math courses alone. This article examines how quantitative literacy also involves concepts and skills from English composition and the substantive disciplines. The author outlines a systematic approach to writing the answers to word problems-a fundamental skill that applies to ongoing education, everyday life, and the workplace.