Monday, February 22, 2010

Teaching Risk Assessment

The Ottawa Citizen today published this editorial calling for more teaching of the math of risk assessment in classrooms. The article even recognized that some other material would need to be removed from the currciulum to allow room for risk assessment.

I must say that I completely agree with this article. I would love to see more math in the classroom that deals with the reality of statistics and probability. The more literate our citizens are about statistics, the better will be the decisions that get made in every arena.

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