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10 thoughts on “Innumeracy

  1. says:

    Most of the book is a collection of examples commonly seen in other pop math books how a particular gambling game or con trick lets the house win most of the time tricky things about Bayes Theorem and Simpson s Paradox how raising the price by 40% and then lowering the new price by 40% does not give you back the original price the difference between statistical correlation and causation etc.I hoped the book would be an in depth look at where innumeracy stems f...


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    On page 94, Paulos bemoans the fact that people attribute combination to causation when people reason that if X cures Y, then lack of X must cause Y But just a few pages later, on 108, he states In short, there is an obvious connection between innumeracy and the poor mathematical education received by so many people Still, it s not the whole story, since there are many quite numerate people who have had little formal schooling For those who are only as bright or dim as Paulos On page 94, Paulos bemoans the fact that people attribute combination to causation when people reason that if X cures Y, then lack of X must cause Y But just a few pages later, on 108, he states In short, there is an obvious connection between in...


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    Let s say there was a 1% chance that I would buy an unknown book after stumbling randomly upon it on a bargain shelf something I haven t done in almost a decade after perusing dozens of such shelves in that time , and then a 30% chance that I would then like that book giving myself some credit for taste while taking into account the vast quantities of extant crap Those are two dependent scenarios, meaning I d have to multiply them to get the likelihood that I ever might have liked this b Let s say there was a 1% chance that I would buy an unknown book after stumbling randomly upon it on a bargain shelf something I haven t done in almost a decade after perusing dozens of such shelves in that time , and then a 30% chance that I would then like that book giving myself some credit for taste while taking into account the vast quantities of...


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    Easy book to read that addresses mathematical illiteracy or Inumeracy Paulos offers persuasive arguments for increasing math literacy with fun anecdotes fascinating statistics.


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    An easy little read about mathematical illiteracy The author, it is eventually revealed, was a mathematical prodigy as a child, and still takes immense pleasure in doing things like deftly computing the volume of all the blood in the world in terms of how deep it would fill Central Park, or how fast human hair grows in miles per hour He seems genuinely surprised that there might be people for whom these questions are not interesting.He also has some ideas for improving the state of mathematica An easy little read about mathematical illiteracy The author, it is eventually revealed, was a mathematical prodigy as a child, and still takes immense pleasure in doing things like deftly computing the volume of all the blood in the world in terms of how deep it would fill Central Park, or how fast human hair grows in miles per hour He seems genuinely surprised that there might be people for whom these ques...


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    I already believe that numbers are beautiful and just make sense but it s always nice to read a book that agrees with you The author does a great job of putting perhaps non intuitive concepts in perspective For example, when describing magnitude he says, a million seconds is about eleven and a half days, but a billion seconds is almost thirty two years I had never thought of it quite like that He also does a great job pointing out the negative impact of innumeracy on society in general h I already believe that numbers are beautiful and just make sense but it s always nice to read a book that a...


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    Never judge a book by its cover or, in this case, by its title The author purports to explain numerical illiteracy innumeracy and the consequences of it However, he skates from there to explaining formal logic, probability theory, estimations, critiques of psuedo science, and then to the reasons why so many people just don t like math Although his points are valid, and at times slyly humorous, the t...


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    Quick, essential reading.While it hasn t completely killed my interest in coincidences, it tried valiantly to do so The author s anger at the popularity of pseudosciences astrology, mediums, fortune telling, etc comes across pretty clearly, and it s hard not to agree with him In fact it s impossible to disagree with him in certain sections, since he s using cold, hard mathematics He d hate that I used the adjective cold, there I don t have muchto say beyond the fact that thi Quick, essential reading.While it hasn t completely killed my interest in coincidences, it tried valiantly to do so The author s anger at the popularity of pseudosciences ...


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    Quali sono i costi sociali dell analfabetismo matematico Alti certamente se la maggior parte delle persone non in grado di tradurre informazioni importanti per la vita di tutti in criteri utili e comprensibili per effettuare delle scelte Dati statistici sono la base su cui dovremmo compiere molte scelte relative alla nostra salute, l analisi del rischio ci dovrebbe guidare in piccole decisioni quotidiane e in grandi scelte politiche, la capacit di valutare a occhio gli ordini di grandezza d Quali sono i costi sociali dell analfabetismo matematico Alti certamente se la maggior parte delle persone non in grado di tradurre informazioni importanti per la vita di tutti in criteri utili e comprensibili per effettuare delle scelte Dati statistici sono la base su cui dovremmo compiere molte scelte relative alla nostra salute, l analisi del rischio ci dovrebbe guidare in piccole decisioni quotidiane e in grandi scelte politiche, la capacit di valutare a occhio gli ordini di grandezza di alcune misure ci permetterebbe di capire al volo perch alcune idee che sembrano ragionevoli sono gran bischerate.Il cervello umano, se non allenato, fatica a comprendere tutti i...


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