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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Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
User Review  Mohamad Bourji  GoodreadsThis 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  GoodreadsThe 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
Contents
FORBES 400  
THE MULTIPLICATION PRINCIPLE  
JULIUS CAESAR AND  
Pseudoscience  
Whence Innumeracy?  
Statistics TradeOffs and Society  