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# Beyond Numeracy

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From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical entries. "Paulos . . . does for mathematics what The Joy of Sex did for the boudoir. . . ."--Washington Post Book World. First time in paperback.

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Paperback, 304 pages

Published
April 7th 1992
by Vintage
(first published 1990)

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I think what I like best is that he deals with all of the lat ...more

His next offering was this little number (if you'll pardon the pun), an "uncommon dictionary of mathematics" to quote the front page. And it is just that, it is a journey through a whol ...more

Honestly, there's nothing really wrong with "Beyond Numeracy" per se. It's just not for me. Having expected something similar to its predecessor "Innumeracy," I was surprised to find that it's actually a collection of essays on mathematical topics directed at the interested "general reader."

As a Master's level mathematics graduate, it didn't really add anything for me, or at least not enough that I felt it was worth finishing.

That said, Paulos is a dece ...more

May 23, 2008
Ron Moreland
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it was amazing
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This book has many, many applications for any student in any math class. It combines humor and numbers, provides relief to those who fear numbers or math, it gives insights into subjects ranging from basic math to Calculus and beyond, and finally it provides details as to why math literacy is so important to have! Whether a person enjoys math and numbers or not this book will be beneficial to read and enjoy!

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