Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
Author: John Allen Paulos
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141980133
Category: Mathematics
Page: 160
View: 342
Why do even well-educated people often understand so little about maths - or take a perverse pride in not being a 'numbers person'? In his now-classic book Innumeracy, John Allen Paulos answers questions such as: Why is following the stock market exactly like flipping a coin? How big is a trillion? How fast does human hair grow in mph? Can you calculate the chances that a party includes two people who have the same birthday? Paulos shows us that by arming yourself with some simple maths, you don't have to let numbers get the better of you.

Number and Operation

Author: Brendan Kelly
Publisher: Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781895997156
Category: Lesson planning
Page: 96
View: 3027

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Issues and Dilemmas - A Reader in Science Communication
Author: John K. Gilbert,Susan M. Stocklmayer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136662685
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 8258
Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field ─ the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do to explore the issues raised. Organized around five themes, each chapter addresses a different aspect of science communication: • Models of science communication – theory into practice • Challenges in communicating science • Major themes in science communication • Informal learning • Communication of contemporary issues in science and society Relevant for all those interested in and concerned about current issues and developments in science communication, this volume is an ideal text for courses and a must-have resource for faculty, students, and professionals in this field.

Becoming Literate in Mathematics and Science

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: 100
View: 6001

Как не ошибаться

Сила математического мышления
Author: Джордан Элленберг
Publisher: "Манн, Иванов и Фербер"
ISBN: 5001174112
Page: 576
View: 3409
«Фрикономика в математике». Суперзвезда от науки (профессор математики и автор статей в New York Times, the Washington Post и Wired) раскрывает внутреннюю красоту и логику, стоящие за нашим миром. Элленберг рассказывает о самых разных явлениях и идеях — от рейганомики, лотерейных схем и искусственных языков до развития неевклидовой геометрии, живописи итальянского Ренессанса и того, что Фейсбук может (и что не может) узнать о вас.

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

Author: Jeane W. Anastas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231529287
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
View: 1449
Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the "helping professions." Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry. Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.

Голая Экономика

Author: Чарльз Уилан
Publisher: "Манн, Иванов и Фербер"
ISBN: 5001007976
Page: N.A
View: 7466
Читая в газетах о жарких дебатах по поводу экономических проблем, не приходилось ли вам поражаться невероятной разноголосице мнений и аргументов спорящих сторон? Автор книги профессор Чарльз Уилан проведет детальный разбор специальных терминов, разложит по полочкам политические аспекты доводов и доберется до самой сути каждой проблемы. Эта книга будет полезна широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся экономикой.

What If Your ABCs Were Your 123s?

Building Connections Between Literacy and Numeracy
Author: Leslie Minton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293619
Category: Education
Page: 120
View: 1057
Includes teaching scenarios modeling the crossover of literacy and math strategies, and provides techniques to strengthen students' grasp of foundational concepts and advance their skills in reasoning and problem solving.

The Little Green Math Book

30 Powerful Principles for Building Math and Numeracy Skills (3rd Edition)
Author: Brandon Royal
Publisher: Maven Publishing
ISBN: 1897393520
Category: Mathematics
Page: 284
View: 3971
The Little Green Math Book helps readers build essential math and numeracy skills and is suitable for the everyday student, test-prep candidate, or working professional in need of a refresher course. The book's four chapters include: (1) Basic Numeracy Ingredients, (2) Wonderful Math Recipes, (3) Favorite Numeracy Dishes, and (4) Special Math Garnishments. Thirty principles of math highlight common themes among different types of problems and each problem is rated according to a three-tier system - one chili (mild), two chilies (hot), and three chilies (very hot).

Medical Decision Making

A Physician's Guide
Author: Alan Schwartz,George Bergus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107320062
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 4388
Decision making is a key activity, perhaps the most important activity, in the practice of healthcare. Although physicians acquire a great deal of knowledge and specialised skills during their training and through their practice, it is in the exercise of clinical judgement and its application to individual patients that the outstanding physician is distinguished. This has become even more relevant as patients become increasingly welcomed as partners in a shared decision making process. This book translates the research and theory from the science of decision making into clinically useful tools and principles that can be applied by clinicians in the field. It considers issues of patient goals, uncertainty, judgement, choice, development of new information, and family and social concerns in healthcare. It helps to demystify decision theory by emphasizing concepts and clinical cases over mathematics and computation.

Holy Bingo, the Lingo of Eden, JumpinÕ Jehosophat and the Land of Nod

A Dictionary of the Names, Expressions and Folklore of Christianity
Author: Les Harding
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476608385
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 236
View: 5393
Christianity abounds with fascinating, little-known trivia. Gas station attendants, for example, enjoy their own patron saint. So do stamp collectors, truss makers and sailors in the Bolivian navy. Jesus and Judas were common names in the biblical period, and Jesus of Nazareth had a brother named Judas. The forbidden fruit was more likely an apricot than an apple, and Delilah hired a barber to cut Sampson’s hair. This dictionary of miscellany combs the annals of Christian esoterica, offering the most intriguing facts that are often forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Departing from the standard subject matter, this work serves as an unruly companion to the typical Bible dictionary. Nearly 1500 entries range from Aaron’s beard (a popular name for Saint John’s wort) to zounds (an antiquated Christian swear word). Information is cross-referenced and includes numerous quotations.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication

Author: Heidi Hamilton,Wen-ying Sylvia Chou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317932323
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 676
View: 1306
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication consists of forty chapters that provide a broad, comprehensive, and systematic overview of the role that linguistics plays within health communication research and its applications. The Handbook is divided into three sections: Individuals’ everyday health communication Health professionals’ communicative practices Patient-provider communication in interaction Special attention is given to cross-cutting themes, including the role of technology in health communication, narrative, and observations of authentic, naturally-occurring contexts. The chapters are written by international authorities representing a wide range of perspectives and approaches. Building on established work with cutting-edge studies on the changing health communication landscape, this volume will be an essential reference for all those involved in health communication and applied linguistics research and practice.

Communicating Uncertainty

Media Coverage of New and Controversial Science
Author: Sharon M. Friedman,Sharon Dunwoody,Carol L. Rogers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0805827277
Category: Education
Page: 277
View: 789
This work explores scientific uncertainty and media coverage of science in such major public issues as AIDS, biotechnology, dioxin, global warming, and nature vs nurture.

Investing: The Last Liberal Art

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153101X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
View: 2411
Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: "I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down."—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk "Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book."—James Surowiecki, New Yorker "Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom's agile mind."—International Herald Tribune

The Number Sense

How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Stanislas Dehaene
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199910391
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
View: 1075
Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eye-opening discovery that animals--including rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzees--can perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time--English-speaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind. "A delight." --Ian Stewart, New Scientist "Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense." --The New York Times Book Review "Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers." --Booklist

Personal Benchmark

Integrating Behavioral Finance and Investment Management
Author: Charles Widger,Daniel Crosby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118963334
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 2356
In Personal Benchmark: Integrating Behavioral Financeand Investment Management, Chuck Widger and Dr. Daniel Crosbyoutline the ways in which a program of embedded behavioral finance,fueled by what matters most to you, can be your protection againstirrational financial behavior. Along the way, you'll learn how toimprove your investment experience, increase returns formerlysacrificed to misbehavior, and worry less about "The Economy" asyou become increasingly focused on "My Economy." Welcome to a new way of investing, a new paradigm forconceptualizing wealth, and a system of turning emotion from yourportfolio's worst enemy into its best friend! In this new model, risk is simply the likelihood that we willunderperform our dreams. Irrationality is acting in ways thatthwart our ability to reach those dreams. And the optimal portfoliois not the one that generates the highest return in abstraction, itis the one that helps us meet our goals without killing our nervesbefore we get there. This book gives advisors the tools needed to effectivelycommunicate the design and execution of the Personal Benchmarksolution.

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book, Revised and Expanded (Again)

A Sourcebook of Philosophical Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes
Author: Robert M. Martin
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460402049
Category: Philosophy
Page: 350
View: 9447
As this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is the search for the right answers. Robert M. Martin’s popular collection of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, jokes, and anecdotes is updated and expanded in this third edition, with dozens of new entries.

Stop Getting Ripped Off

Why Consumers Get Screwed, and How You Can Always Get a Fair Deal
Author: Bob Sullivan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345520036
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 5433
New York Times bestselling author of Gotcha Capitalism and "Red Tape Chronicles" columnist Bob Sullivan strikes again to help you evade the financial traps big businesses set for unwary consumers—and shows you how to get the best possible deals every single time. Today's marketplace is full of hidden fees, fine print, and other booby traps designed to trip you up and take your money. You may be losing big even when you think you're getting a steal! But with Sullivan's keen guidance and sensible advice, you can save money and regain control of your financial life. Clearly and concisely, Sullivan reveals • why American consumers make such easy targets for corporate America (you'll be stunned, for example, at how poor our math skills are) • how Wall Street will skim off one third of your retirement money (avoid this trap with Sullivan's new "Pitfall-Proof Pyramid") • the myths behind credit-card reward programs and "the 21st-Century Bank Account" • the real numbers to focus on when buying a new car • why you should spend more time shopping for your mortgage than your home • the key questions you must ask before buying life insurance • the secrets to saving for college and paying off student loans the right way • the best deals on cell phones and pay-TV service With Sullivan's empowering message, financial savvy, and knowledge of consumers' wants and needs, you can outsmart the system, keep your hard-earned cash, and finally stop getting ripped off. And you'll become part of a growing grass-roots movement to rein in the abuses of corporate America before consumers get hurt by another boom-and-bust cycle. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market

Author: John Allen Paulos
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465009700
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 6682
In A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market best-selling author John Allen Paulos demonstrates what the tools of mathematics can tell us about the vagaries of the stock market. Employing his trademark stories, vignettes, paradoxes, and puzzles (and even a film treatment), Paulos addresses every thinking reader's curiosity about the market: Is it efficient? Is it rational? Is there anything to technical analysis, fundamental analysis, and other supposedly time-tested methods of picking stocks? How can one quantify risk? What are the most common scams? What light do fractals, network theory, and common psychological foibles shed on investor behavior? Are there any approaches to investing that truly outperform the major indexes? Can a deeper knowledge of mathematics help beat the odds?All of these questions are explored with the engaging erudition that made Paulos's A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper and Innumeracy favorites with both armchair mathematicians and readers who want to think like them. Paulos also shares the cautionary tale of his own long and disastrous love affair with WorldCom. In the tradition of Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street and Jeremy Siegel's Stocks for the Long Run, this wry and illuminating book is for anyone, investor or not, who follows the markets-or knows someone who does.