Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its ConsequencesWhy do even welleducated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large numbers and the probabilities associated with them results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions, and an increased susceptibility to pseudoscience of all kinds. Innumeracy lets us know what we're missing, and how we can do something about it.

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User Review  Cassie  GoodreadsThis 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
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User Review  Ryan  GoodreadsI 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
Contents
FORBES 400  
THE MULTIPLICATION PRINCIPLE  
JULIUS CAESAR AND  
Pseudoscience  
Whence Innumeracy?  
Statistics TradeOffs and Society  