chapter  8
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Statistical Literacy—A Global Goal

These quotes are a reminder of the need for statistical literacy outside of the classroom. The first quote dates from 1959 when the term numeracy was first being introduced. Its continued relevance today motivates efforts like those in this book to assist in the development of appropriate statistical literacy skills. The last three represent recognition by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in the United States of the importance of applying the school curriculum content in wider contexts.