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  • Published: 27 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141980133
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Innumeracy

Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences



'Taught me more about the handling of numbers in real life than a thousand hours of maths teaching' Simon Jenkins, The Times

Why do even well-educated people often understand so little about maths - or take a perverse pride in not being a 'numbers person'?

In his now-classic book Innumeracy, John Allen Paulos answers questions such as: Why is following the stock market exactly like flipping a coin? How big is a trillion? How fast does human hair grow in mph? Can you calculate the chances that a party includes two people who have the same birthday? Paulos shows us that by arming yourself with some simple maths, you don't have to let numbers get the better of you.

  • Published: 27 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141980133
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Praise for Innumeracy

Innumeracy would improve the quality of thinking of virtually anyone

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