200 of Nothing

Author: A. K. Dewdney
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471145745
Format: PDF, Docs
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Acclaim for "In today's world, 'innumeracy' is an even greater danger than illiteracy, and is perhaps even more common. Advertisers and politicians exploit it; intellectuals (self-styled) even flaunt it. I hope that this wise and witty book will provide cures where they are possible, and warnings where they are necessary. "It's also a lot of fun. I can guarantee that 100%."--Arthur C. Clarke "Dewdney retells with charm and wit magnificent morsels of mathematical mayhem discovered by his army of volunteer 'abuse detectives.' From 'sample trashing' to 'numerical terrorism,' from 'percentage pumping' to 'dimensional dementia,' 200% of Nothing plumbs the depths of innumeracy in daily life and reveals what ordinary people can do about it. A rich, readable, instructive, and persuasive book."--Lynn Arthur Steen, Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College

Warum dick nicht doof macht und Genmais nicht t tet

Author: Thomas Bauer
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593500302
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Trockenobst ist giftig, Fast Food macht depressiv, Choleragefahr nimmt rasant zu, Polen sind fleißiger als Deutsche: Mit solch dramatischen Meldungen auf höchst fragwürdiger Datenbasis lassen wir uns täglich nur allzu gern aufstören. Der Psychologe Gerd Gigerenzer, der Ökonom Thomas Bauer und der Statistiker Walter Krämer diagnostizieren uns eine Art Analphabetismus im Umgang mit Wahrscheinlichkeiten und Risiken und haben darauf mit der Ernennung der »Unstatistik des Monats« (www.unstatistik.de) reagiert. Anhand haarsträubender Beispiele aus dem Reich der Statistik erklären sie, wie wir Humbug durchschauen, zwischen echter Information und Panikmache unterscheiden und die Welt wieder sehen, wie sie tatsächlich ist.

Math and Nonfiction Grades 6 8

Author: Jennifer M. Bay-Williams
Publisher: Math Solutions
ISBN: 0941355861
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Math and Nonfiction, Grades 6-8 is an invaluable resource for all middle school teachers as they work to develop their students' mathematical understanding and enjoyment. The lessons inspire students to collect and analyze data, use proportional reasoning, and explore probability, relationships between two- and three-dimensional objects, pi, and more.

A Short Course in Intellectual Self Defense

Author: Normand Baillargeon
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609800044
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What is the relationship between democracy and critical thinking? What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? In A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense, historian and educator Normand Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through the spin and jargon of everyday politics and news reporting in order to decide for themselves what is at stake and how to ask the necessary questions to protect themselves from the manipulations of the government and the media. Whether the issue be the call to what we’re told will be a bloodless war, the "debate" around Intelligent Design, or the meaning of a military expenditure, Baillargeon teaches readers to evaluate information and sort fact from official and media spin.

Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics

Author: Martha A. Tucker
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087011
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Publisher description: This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. Part I is a historical survey of the past 15 years tracking this huge transition in scholarly communications in mathematics. Part II of the book is the bibliography of resources recommended to support the disciplines of mathematics and statistics. These resources are grouped by material type. Publication dates range from the 1800's onwards. Hundreds of electronic resources-some online, both dynamic and static, some in fixed media, are listed among the paper resources. A majority of listed electronic resources are free.

The Little Green Math Book

Author: Brandon Royal
Publisher: Maven Publishing
ISBN: 1897393520
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Little Green Math Book helps readers build essential math and numeracy skills and is suitable for the everyday student, test-prep candidate, or working professional in need of a refresher course. The book's four chapters include: (1) Basic Numeracy Ingredients, (2) Wonderful Math Recipes, (3) Favorite Numeracy Dishes, and (4) Special Math Garnishments. Thirty principles of math highlight common themes among different types of problems and each problem is rated according to a three-tier system - one chili (mild), two chilies (hot), and three chilies (very hot).