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Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Cassie - Goodreads

This book had a great start, but I felt it got a bit repetitive further into the reading. All in all I would definitely recommend giving it a read. Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

I like how he hates people who don't understand things that he understands. there are better books than this on how poorly the average person thinks - try the drunkards walk for even handed treatment of poor math skills in daily life. read paulos to feel superior. Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Mohamad Bourji - Goodreads

This book could easily be a 500 page book. Written by a mathematician, it's up to the point. It's incredible how much we rely on mathematics in our daily lives yet a lot of us have little sense of it ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Stephen Hackney - Goodreads

The author's underlying premise - that too many people are "innumerates" (mathematically illiterate) - and his principle message, through numerous examples, is that socially and culturally we as a ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Craig Werner - Goodreads

Giving this three stars instead of four because I'd recommend Paulos's A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper over it. Both books cover essentially the same themes: the prevalance of fairly basic ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Johnny Nguyen - Goodreads

You have to warm up to it at first Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Krishna Agarwal - Goodreads

Highly overrated in my opinion. also found a few mistakes. Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - blake - Goodreads

Let's say there was a <1% chance that I would buy an unknown book after stumbling randomly upon it on a bargain shelf (something I haven't done in almost a decade after perusing dozens of such shelves ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Ken Ransom - Goodreads

Reading Innumeracy is probably most fun for people who already understand 95% of the math Paulos uses. Plus a lot of the examples aren't from current events despite what the back cover says. I bet a ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Faris Naufal Rahman - Goodreads

An easy read about illiteracy in numbers and maths. Considering the subtitle "Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences", the book covers a lot of examples on the illiteracy but not so much on the ... Read full review

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