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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its ConsequencesInnumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While many of the examples in the book feel dated the overall message that being uninformed about math is as bad as being illiterate still rings true. The book provides an easy introduction to probability and statistics which he uses illustrate common issues with coincidences, polls, and pseudoscience. Other sections that covered dealing with large numbers and logic I didn't find as compelling. Overall the book is an easy and frequently amusing read that helps reiterate why math matters and how to not be fooled by it.

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