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Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Venson Wang - Goodreads

Nice book gives an overview of general misconceptions of using numbers. It covers some mathematical and probability rules for math savvy readers. Examples of real world demonstrating central limit ... 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

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Jane H - Goodreads

This was a fascinating read to me, though I don't know how someone who considers themselves "not a math person" would feel. There were some sections I struggled to understand, and some images or ... Read full review

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