Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Andrew Miller was recently elected to serve as Chair Elect of SIGMAA QL, a special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) which focuses on Quantitative Literacy (QL). This will be Miller’s second term as Chair. QL is the ability to adequately use elementary mathematical tools to interpret and manipulate quantitative data and ideas that arise in an individual’s private, civic and work life.
Like reading and writing literacy, QL is a habit of mind best formed by exposure in many contexts. SIGMAA QL aims to provide structure within the mathematics community to identify the prerequisite mathematical skills for QL and find innovative ways of developing and implementing QL curricula. The group also assists colleagues in other disciplines to infuse appropriate QL experiences into their courses and stimulate general, national QL dialogue. The leadership of SIGMAA QL coordinates its activities with the many other groups, both internal and external to the MAA.