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What the Numbers Say: The Indispensable Guide to Interpreting and Using Numerical Information in Aworld of Data Overload
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. Avoi ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
(first published June 2003)
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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 ...more