On Friday, September 20, 2019 and Saturday, September 21, 2019, Palomar College hosted its first National Numeracy Network (NNN) Conference! Faculty from Palomar College, San Diego City College, and USD attended the two-day event, representing many disciplines including Math, Philosophy, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), English as a Second Language, and Biology. Organizers Luis Guerrero and Shelbi Mayo, Palomar College Mathematics faculty, worked with the NNN to pull together this important workshop.
Conference participants attended sessions on how the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) lens can be applied across many topics, truly expanding Math Across The Curriculum Holistically. Three speakers from NNN presented on the following topics:
- QR and Social Justice
- Data Literacy #s for the Professions
- Statistical Literacy as Rhetoric
- Rhetorical Numbers: Using Quantitative Evidence in Writing and Argumentation
- Data Visualization: Charts and graphs for Consumers and Producers
- Analyzing Numbers in the News
- Spreadsheets for Quantitative Reasoning: An Excel-lent Way to Engage Your Students with Math
If you missed any of these great sessions, the Conference slideshows and handouts are available on the MATCH website: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/match/nnn-conference-9-20-9-21/.
For more on the National Numeracy Network, see: http://nnn-us.org/.