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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  - Ko Matsuo - Goodreads

Paulos does a great job of showing what mathematical illiteracy can do to an individual or a society. The challenge is that understanding explanations for literacy requires the very literacy that the ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Justin Time - Goodreads

The first thing you should know about this book is that it is old (1987). In fact, I think there is a 2014 edition. I know some of the facts sited in this book are outdated (some for better and some ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Dick Hamilton - Goodreads

I enjoyed the book and the descriptions. I personally wish the book was twice as long so that the author would provide more examples/longer descriptions. Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Stephanie Roth - Goodreads

I'd love as updated version of this book, though it certainly (unfortunately) hasn't lost its relevance. Lots of great quotes and examples to share with my middle-school math students. Don't want them to be among the innumerate! Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

I haven't really read a book like this before but I am working on getting comfortable with math again. I liked certain parts of this book a lot. My favorite was his description of size comparisons of ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Alex B - Goodreads

Overall very good, but the first and last chapters are better than the middle. Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Brice Morrison - Goodreads

Interesting and makes a good case for benefits of a society that knows simple math. Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Marjorie Elwood - Goodreads

Growing up, I loved science and math classes. Having said that, reading this book was hard work despite the author's suggestion to pass over certain portions, if they were more than you cared to slog ... Read full review

Review: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Good refresher on probabilities. The ebook edition I read did not use superscripts. Instead, exponents were represented in the following manner: 1,000,000 = 106. Passable, but confusing for those who are not numerate. Read full review


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