Statistics for Action

September 15th, 2008 - August 31st, 2013 | PROJECT

TERC is partnering with the Toxics Action Center to enhance the capacity of environmental organizations to teach mathematical literacy skills to low-income citizens, mostly women of color. Secondary collaborators include four environmental organizations around the country. The project is (1) developing math- and statistics-rich educational materials that help non-scientists interpret environmental test results, (2) developing training materials that help environmental organization personnel provide quantitative literacy training to citizens, (3) helping environmental organizations institutionalize project resources, and (4) evaluating the impact of project activities on environmental organizers, community members, and the general public. Project deliverables include bilingual, print- and web-based instructional materials (including videos) for environmental organizations to use with staff and community members; training sessions to create a cadre of environmental organization leaders who can conduct environment-focused, math training workshops; a communications toolkit for dissemination to journalists who cover environmental issues; and a resource-rich project web site.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Getting In Synch
Evaluation of Statistics for Action Final Report
Statistics for Action

Team Members

Martha Merson, Principal Investigator, TERC Inc
Mary Jane Schmitt, Co-Principal Investigator, TERC


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0812954
Funding Amount: 1965674


Access and Inclusion: Ethnic | Racial | Low Socioeconomic Status | Women and Girls
Audience: Adults
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media