Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos

This is a fascinating book about the consequences of mathematical illiteracy. What's great about it is that you need only basic math skills to understand the concepts shown in the book. It's really eye-opening to see how a lack of numerical competency can cause so many issues in society. One would never realize how math comes to play in assessing relative risk, stock market scams, and determining if someone is guilty or if it's just a coincidence that they fit the description. The book is not one long rant about how America is failing at math, but an astonishing view of how math impacts our daily lives. I would definitely recommend this book.

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