From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily. Review. Beyond Numeracy by bestselling author John Allen Paulos is, according to the introduction, “in part a dictionary, in part a collection of. Maybe there is a royal road to mathematics, after all. If so, Paulos is motoring on it in the driver’s seat with this wide- ranging follow-up to his.

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Beyond Numeracy by John Allen Paulos. This was an interesting trip through the mathematical theory landscape. It humorously looks at number concepts in everyday living, thereby encouraging a more scientific way of viewing things. This is an enjoyable read and a good reference when I want a clear, not too paulis explanation for a student.

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Andrew Brown rated it really liked it Jun 22, Must read for a math person. That being said, I did learn some interesting things about mathematics that I didn’t know before. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really get much from this collection of mini-essays. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His next offering was this little number if you’ll pardon the punan “uncommon dictionary of mathematics” to quote the front page. I use selected chapters in my community college heyond. Apr 07, Barry rated it really liked it Shelves: I read it slowly and sometimes had to reread portions to get what Paulos was trying to convey.

For example zeno’s paradox comes last. This is a good non-technical book about math.


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Beyond Numeracy : An Uncommon Dictionary of Mathematics

Sep 07, Carl Stevens rated it really liked it. There are tons of books to clearly articulate the work of Euler, Pythagoras and before.

This is the logical way to arrange things but I find it means the level of understanding required for a partial topic jumps around a lot. For those of you who know Paulos’s work, this is a follow up book to his New York Times joyn Innumeracy.

More fun stuff that even a non math person will probably find interesting. Fractals are in the middle.

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Not a book, but a collection of brief essays in which Paulos describes all sorts of mathematical concepts. The book is broken up into chapters most less than 5 allfn on various topics.

Dec 10, Fraser Kinnear rated it liked it. About John Allen Paulos.

Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences to talk about math and what it means. Fred Schultz rated it liked it Feb 09, Although I didn’t understand all the math in the book it was interesting to look at math from a non-doing perspective.

Unfortunately, I spotted at least one flagrant mathematical numdracy What we don’t understand will hurt us. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Oct 12, Bookworm rated it really liked it Recommends aklen for: To ask other readers questions about Beyond Numeracyplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Theologians who have built elaborate systems on much flimsier analogies should perhaps take heart. And all in truly short-takes one or two pages per entrywhich, one discovers, are presented in alphabetical order. I think he thought I was smarter than I actually am, as a lot of this book was too deep in jogn detail for me to be really interested in it.


Treat it more like an encyclopedia than anything heyond, but I’d reach for this before wikipedia, if only because I enjoy his writing style and clarity so much.

This book was lent to me by a co-worker. It combines humor and numbers, provides relief to those who fear numbers or math, it gives insights into subjects ranging from basic math to Numeracg and beyond, and finally it provides details as to why math literacy is so important to have! May 26, Anthony Faber rated it it was amazing. Quotes from Beyond Numeracy. There were a few interesting tidbits, but overall, I didn’t enjoy it too much.

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