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CHARACTERS ✓ Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences John Allen Paulos Vintage Books pages Avis Paulos argues that our inability to deal rationally with numbers or with the probabilities associated with them results in misinformed governmental policies confused personal decisions and an increased susceptibility to pseudo sciences of all kinds l'intrieur du Innumeracy mathematical illiteracy and its Innumeracy mathematical illiteracy and its conseuences by Paulos John Allen Publication date Topics Mathematics Mathematics Mathmatiues Wiskunde Publisher New York Hill and Wang Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English An analysis of the follies that arise from a Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences Vintage MB Read Morocco Globalization and Its Conseuences Mapping the Global Spaces Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Teaching Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences The Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles Inside you'll find Daily Lessons Fun Activities Multiple Choice uestions Short Essay uestions Essay uestions uizzesHomework Assignments Tests and Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences By John Allen Paulos Read in minutes Audio text available Contains key ideas Start free Blinkist trial Upgrade to Premium Read or listen now Synopsis Innumeracy explains how an aversion to math and numbers pervades both our private and public lives By examining various real life examples of innumeracy and its conseuences Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences Chapter Probability and Coincidence Summary Analysis John Allen Paulos This Study Guide consists of approximately pages of chapter summaries uotes character analysis themes and everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Innumeracy Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Buy Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences Penguin Press Science New Ed by Paulos John Allen ISBN from 's Book Store Everyday low prices and free delivery on el. 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 etcI hoped the book would be an in depth look at where innumeracy stems from and how to prevent it There is a chapter about this but it s not the meat of the book He mentions standard things like poor math education psychological blocks like math anxiety and popular misconceptions that math is just cold spiritless arithmetic He does propose a few solutions here and there like getting non mathematicians writing about math and highlighting the warmth and passion of the subject to get rid of negative stereotypes but this is definitely not an overarching policy to improve the standing of math in this country like I d been hopingBut I do really like his idea of placing emphasis on estimation in schools and especially that people should build personal mental libraries of collections of things for every power of 10 up to at least a trillion In other words you should be able to visualize how many is a thousand of something vs a million of something vs a trillion of something For example the stadium in our town seats 1000 people a wall nearby has 10000 bricks etc It would be handy for people to be able to judge for themselves whether or not a number cited in the newspaper is realisticAnother cool idea is his logarithmic risk scale or safety scale For example if 1 out of every 5300 Americans dies in a car crash each year then driving a car has a low safety index of log5300 37 If 1 out of 800 die due to smoking annually then smoking has an even lower safety index of log800 29 If only 1 in 5 million US kids is kidnapped each year the safety index is a much higher 67 and so on If newspapers and TV started to use this kind of scale it would be an easier way for people to compare the relative risk of various activitiesI also liked his discussion of coincidences for example hearing in the morning that vivid details of your previous night s dream match what you hear on the news Assuming that there s only a one in ten thousand or one in a million chance of this happening on a given night over the course of a year in a big country like the USA you d still get plenty of people to whom this happens simply due to plain chance not any sort of ESP or anything So the fact that this has occasionally happened to you or someone you know should not be surprising in the leastThe author goes on to bash pseudoscience in detail I agree with him but doubt that anybody who believes that stuff in the first place is going to be convinced otherwise by something as simple as facts and math Anyway reasonable people often believe total crap too It cracks me up that at one point phrenological exams were commonly a precondition of employment in big corporationsThere s also an interesting comment about winners and losers A given coin toss has a 50% chance of landing on heads and 50% of tails and in the long run if you toss a coin many many many times the ratio number of heads total number of tosses will approach 12 HOWEVER That only applies to the ratio the absolute difference between number of heads and number of tails is NOT guaranteed to approach zero If an initial large absolute difference arises due to chance it s not likely to go away So if Harry is betting heads and Tom is betting tails and after the first 100 tosses Harry just happens to be ahead 60 to 40 Harry is likely to stay ahead for a long time The next 100 tosses are likely to split about 50 50 so he d end up ahead 160 140 and so on at 1000 tosses Harry s still most likely to be ahead 510 490 The ratio keeps getting closer to 12 60100 6 but 5101000 51 but not the absolute difference This doesn t mean that one side or the other is necessarily likely to get that far ahead but if someone DOES by pure chance then they re likely to stay ahead Perhaps in real life some people end up treated like winners or losers in general because they ve ended up on the wrong side of the difference in wins Harry here always seems to be ahead of Tom even though Tom and Harry are each successful at only about half the things they attemptAnother good section is about reward and punishment Say that each of us tends to perform at some mean level on a particular task for example if I throw darts assume I ll tend to hit near the bullseye 10 times out of 50 I may do particularly well or particularly poorly 4050 or 050 in one session but the next time I m still most likely to be back around my mean score of 1050 So if I do poorly today I m likely to do better tomorrow and if I do well today I m likely to do worse tomorrow This is called regression to the mean Now if we reward good performance and punish poor performance and regression to the mean occurs we are likely to assume that punishment causes improvement while praise causes a lapse even if the punishment or reward had no effect on the next day s performanceFinally he also says mathematicians tend to have a particular sense of humor they take things literally when they re not meant to be or they take a premise to extremes with comical result And indeed it makes sense that this kind of play is exactly what you do when solving math problems or coming up with proofs See Katie My puns and bad jokes aren t pathological I m just studying Militant Right Wing Extremism in Putins Russia how an aversion to math and numbers pervades both our private and public lives By examining various real life examples of innumeracy and its conseuences Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Innumeracy Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Conseuences Chapter Probability and Coincidence Summary Analysis John Allen Paulos This Study Guide consists of approximately pages of 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