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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy And Its Consequences
Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy And Its Consequences Author:John Allen Paulos "Innumeracy-the mathematical counterpart of illiteracy-is a disease that has ravaged our technological society. To combat this terrible disease, John Allen Paulos has concocted the perfect vaccine: this book, which is in many ways better than an entire high school math education! Our society would b unimaginably different if the average person t... more »ruly understood the ideas in this marvelous and important little book. It is probably hopelessly optimistic to dream this way, but I hope that 'Innumeracy' might help launch a revolution in math education that would do for innumeracy what Sabin and Salk did for polio." - Douglas Hofstadter, author of "Godel, Escher, Bach"
"A book meant for the numerate and innumerate alike, chock-full of examples taken from current events, conveyed in a style so lucid that one wonders why no one ever explained it this way before."pix - Sheila Tobias, author of "Overcoming Math Anxiety"« less