Mathsemantics: making numbers talk sense

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Viking, Feb 11, 1994 - Education - 310 pages
2 Reviews
An entertaining, anecdotal elucidation of math shows readers how numbers have inherent semantic content and attempts to cure readers of math blocks acquired in school. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

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Mathsemantics: making numbers talk sense

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Books like John Paulos's Innumeracy ( LJ 5/1/89) have demonstrated that many people don't understand numbers. MacNeal asks "why not?'' and comes up with fascinating and helpful insights. He believes ... Read full review

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There is always a way to classify items as one thing and add them. Read numbers carefully and read into the terminology that companies use. Read full review

Contents

A fruitful start
1
The challenge of togetherness
9
Problems with names
16
Copyright

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