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A decade ago, computer scientist Douglas Hofstadter coined the term innumeracy, which aptly described the widespread ailment of poor quantitative thinking in American society. So, in What the Numbers Say, Derrick Niederman and David Boyum present clear and comprehensible methods to help us process and calculate our way through the world of “data smog” that we live in. AvoiA decade ago, computer scientist Douglas Hofstadter coined the term innumeracy, which aptly described the widespread ailment of poor quantitative thinking in American society. So, in What the Numbers Say, Derrick Niederman and David Boyum present clear and comprehensible methods to help us process and calculate our way through the world of “data smog” that we live in. Avoiding abstruse formulations and equations, Niederman and Boyum anchor their presentations in the real world by covering a particular quantitative idea in relation to a context–like probability in the stock market or interest-rate percentages. And while this information is useful toward helping us to be more financially adept, What the Numbers Say is not merely about money. We learn why there were such dramatic polling swings in the 2000 U.S. presidential election and why the system of scoring for women’s figure skating was so controversial in the 2002 Winter Olympics, showing us that good quantitative thinking skills are not only practical but fun....

Title : What the Numbers Say: The Indispensable Guide to Interpreting and Using Numerical Information in Aworld of Data Overload
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ISBN : 9780767909983
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Greg
    2018-12-03 08:45

    This is a pretty important book that I think most adults and certainly all educators should read. Although it got a little ramble toward the end, this will probably be one I get a copy of and keep close by in my office. I plan to take some notes on a few ideas to use for workshops in my role as the assessment coordinator for the division. The main function, I think, will be to help people be less afraid of numbers and data an develop some strategies that, the authors contend, we all should have become proficient in during high school. The distinction between mathematics and quantitative reasoning and the simple, straightforward responses to the age-old question, "why do we have to learn this" are really key. I would love to see some of the ideas promoted here become more ingrained in our curriculum.