This fall, I’ll be beginning production on a podcast titled On Q: A Higher Education for Quantitative Literacy. This podcast will be dedicated to amplifying the best ideas for how faculty, administrators, and staff across higher education can support the goal of building a more numerate society.
We’ll be interviewing scholars and educators on the front lines of this important educational movement on each episode. The theme of Series 1 will be “What Is Quantitative Literacy, Anyway?” and focuses on the many ways we can define this skill set, and the ways it reveals itself across the disciplines.
If you have an idea for Series 1 of On Q or would like to suggest a guest for the show (even if that guest is yourself!), drop us a line in the contact form on the show page. Follow us on Twitter at @onqpodcast .
That’s the word that characterizes so many aspects of the math major curriculum that it ought to be the subject of its own course. That course would probably be a required prerequisite of every other course in the program.
Every “must” in a curriculum erects barriers for students. Some of those ramparts are worth manning. Some are not. All of them restrain the flexibility of our programs and narrow the pipeline of potential talent in them. To get where TPSE envisions math programs are going, some of our “musts” will need to become “shoulds,” or even “coulds.” Continue reading “Gone TPSE-Turvy, Part 2: Sacred Cows”