All I can say that this should be required education material at all levels of schooling..
What the authors are saying is that people need good basic intuition about numbers in order to understand a world that is increasingly dominated by numerical data.
Chapters 4 through 8 are some of the best writings I have read on numerical thinking, probability and staistics in a long time.
Forgot if this was any good for the kids, just didn't want this popping up all the time so I decided to review it as average and unmemorable.Published 7 months ago by vinnie
"What the Numbers Say" offers readers an engaging overview of the importance of mathematics and numerical literacy in today's increasingly complex and technologically advanced... Read morePublished on November 5, 2007 by K. Scott Proctor
This is an outstanding book, describing in detail, yet in layman's terms, many of the problems regarding the public's understanding of mathematics. Read morePublished on June 17, 2006 by Charles Ashbacher
In a way, I feel very frustrated with this wonderful book, it remainded me when my father recommended me the 7 Habits of Covey and told me " Its sad I found this at 60 and not a... Read morePublished on June 12, 2006 by Humberto Mejia
For some reason I purchased this book, started reading it, and got side tracked for about a year. At the time that I put it aside I guess it hadden't made a big impact on me to the... Read morePublished on January 19, 2006 by D. R. Pitts
This book should be required reading for every high school graduate in the country. It is full of useful information to expand your numerical thought process. Read morePublished on June 13, 2005 by Aaron D. Mitchell
Various topics are discussed, such as percentages, units and measurements, probability, statistics, etc. Read morePublished on June 30, 2003
This book, by a friend and former colleague, is a wonderful introduction to the ways that numbers are used, and misused, in our work and everyday lives. Read morePublished on June 10, 2003 by Harold A. Pollack