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I always start the semester with this article, Why American Consumers Can’t Add: American Innumeracy http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2009/12/29/6345679-why-american-consumers-cant-add?lite  It was written in 2009 right after the financial collapse, but it is still very relevant with nice statistics that set the stage for developing the fundamental skill set for quantitative literacy.  The reasons for the subprime housing bubble … Continue reading