quantitative literacy, mathematical literacy, subjective author voice, context
The book under review covers the traditional content of a typical mathematical literacy text. After a brief overview of the book contents, the review then focuses on two specific challenges that QL textbooks have to meet: the timeliness of the contexts used and the subjective author voice that inevitably colors any contextualized discussion. Both issues noticeably arise in the text reviewed. Nonetheless instructors may find it a helpful resource.
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Karaali, G., The Problems of Contemporariness and Voice: Review of Literacy & Mathematics: A Contemporary Approach to Quantitative Literacy, by Jay P. Abramson and Matthew A. Isom (2005), extended book review, Numeracy, Volume 9 Issue 2 (July 2016), Article 11.