- Grade Level: 09 - 12
- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: HOLT MCDOUGAL; 1 edition (August 18, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809058405
- ISBN-13: 978-0809058402
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 151 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences 1st Edition
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About the Author
John Allen Paulos, professor of mathematics at Temple University and the author of several other popular books on mathematics, is a regular contributor to national publications, including The New York Times and Newsweek. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Lots of good, but could really use a revision or two.
Certain parts of the book require basic math knowledge (exponents, division, percents, etc). Paulos does his best to dumb down the math and he does so effectively but unfortunately I fear there is a decent swath of people that should be reading this book that probably could not comprehend parts of it. Thankfully those parts are not too frequent.