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Math is the language of the sciences. The better your mathematical skill, the more science you can understand and the better you can understand it. Furthermore, math is frequently used (and misused) in all sorts of discussions, including theological contexts and public policy. There are several resources online to help laypeople develop literacy in selected areas of math.

  • The American Statistical Association has an education section with resources organized by education level. These resources include peer-reviewed lesson plans and annotated lists of websites. They also have a section on policy and advocacy.

  • The Royal Statistical Society has a section on education and statistical illiteracy. With the American Statistical Society, they publish Significance, an accessible magazine that examines a wide range of issues through the lens of statistics with free content organized by issue and by subject category.

  • The U.S. Census Bureau includes news items and information about a wide variety of topics (e.g., families, health, education, economics). The geography section includes interactive maps and educational resources.

  • The American Mathematical Society hosts Math in the Media, which compiles accessible stories involving math.

  • provides ways for anyone to learn math through online technology, modules targeted to specific concepts, and 24/7 tutoring.