Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
3 journalers for this copy...
I've tried to read this one, but can't get into it( I choose to be in denial about my math problems)
Will give/sell this book at a yard sale.
Journal Entry 2
Yard Sale-Santa Barbara Road in Pleasant Hill, California USA on Saturday, May 31, 2003
Release planned for Saturday, June 07, 2003
at Yard Sale-Santa Barbara Road
in Pleasant Hill, California USA.
To be sold/given away at a yard sale.
Change of plans! This book has been asked for by a fellow bookcrosser. Will go out in the mail ASAP.
Journal Entry 4
To a fellow Bookcrosser (Pleasant Hill) in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, trades, California USA on Sunday, June 08, 2003
I've looked at this book before, but never picked it up to read. Thanks for the RABCK, jkate. Going onto my TBR pile.
Finished reading this over the weekend. It was actually a pretty quick read, I thought. While it covered a lot of ground, the book generally dealt with the issues on a pretty basic level that should be easy for almost everyone to follow. There are important issues in here, dealing with people's inability to properly comprehend probabilities and statistics, as well as the common problems associated with comparing relative magnitudes. I guess I'm fairly numerate as very little in this book was surprise to me. Still, it was a worthwhile book. Now I just need to figure out who to give it to, or where to release it....
[added 7/7/03:] My wife showed me a funny example of innumeracy last night. One of her mail order catalog had an ad for 4 items, priced $6.95 each, and a big banner that said "Buy all 4, a $27.80 value, ONLY $29.95!" Hmmmmm....at least they weren't hiding anything.
Journal Entry 7
fellow BookCrosser in -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Release planned for Wednesday, July 16, 2003
at fellow BookCrosser
in USPS, postal release USA.
This book is continuing its journey...on its way to nelka35 in Brooklyn, NY.
Thank you, ResQgeek! I will read it and pass it on, someone has asked me for it already! :)
Journal Entry 9
subway station (see release notes for details) in Queens, New York USA on Monday, March 23, 2015
Released 4 yrs ago (3/23/2015 UTC) at subway station (see release notes for details) in Queens, New York USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On a bench in a subway station.