"Quantitative literacy (QL) can be described as the ability to adequately use elementary mathematical tools to interpret and manipulate quantitative data and ideas that arise in individuals' private, civic, and work lives. As with reading and writing literacy, quantitative literacy is a habit of mind that is best formed by exposure in many contexts."
--from the bylaws of the MAA's SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy, as quoted by Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy, edited by Rick Gillman. MAA Notes no. 70. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 2006. Mathematics Library QA11 .M113x no.70 Link to MNCAT record
This collection includes many short case studies of QL courses at colleges and universities large and small, as well as essays on the nature and historical development of QL.