A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper.

Author: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465089992

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve math at all and demonstrates how mathematical naïveté can put readers at a distinct disadvantage. Whether he's using chaos theory to puncture economic and environmental predictions, applying logic to clarify the hazards of spin doctoring and news compression, or employing arithmetic and common sense to give us a novel perspective on greed and relationships, Paulos never fails to entertain and enlighten.
Categories: Mathematics

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Structured like the morning paper, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper examines the mathematical angles of stories in the news. I consider newspapers not merely out of fondness, however. Despite talk of the ascendancy of multimedia and ...

Author: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465050673

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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John Allen Paulos is a master at shedding mathematical lights on our everyday world:What exactly did Lani Guinier say about quotas?What is the probability of identifying a murderer through DNA testing?Which are the real risks to our health and which the phony ones?Employing the same fun-filled, user-friendly, and quirkily insightful approach that put Innumeracy on best-seller lists, Paulos now leads us through the pages of the daily newspaper, revealing the hidden mathematical angles of countless articles. From the Senate, the SATs, and sex to crime, celebrities, and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how mathematical naïtéan put readers at a distinct disadvantage.Whether he's using chaos theory to puncture economic and environmental predictions, applying logic and self-reference to clarify the hazards of spin doctoring and news compression, or employing arithmetic and common sense to give us a novel perspective on greed and relationships, Paulos never fails to entertain and enlighten.Even if you hated math in school, you'll love the numerical vignettes in this book.
Categories: Mathematics

Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Examines the mathematical perspective of societal violence, offering insight into the probability and randomness associated with any given scenario

Author: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 1417737999

Category: Mathematics

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Examines the mathematical perspective of societal violence, offering insight into the probability and randomness associated with any given scenario
Categories: Mathematics

Beyond Numeracy

Beyond Numeracy

"Paulos . . . does for mathematics what The Joy of Sex did for the boudoir. . . ."--Washington Post Book World. First time in paperback.

Author: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307833334

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Mathematics

Becoming Literate in Mathematics and Science

Becoming Literate in Mathematics and Science

His more recent work , A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper , shows readers how mathematics affects every facet of the news , be it politics or the obituaries . Humor may be the vehicle through which Paulos delivers his message , but his ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435061585923

Category: Mathematics

Page: 100

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Categories: Mathematics

Hold the Press

Hold the Press

The New York Times has its " Get More Out of Your Daily Newspaper " ( by Ted M. Bernstein , 1964 ) ; the Bucks County Courier Times has its " How to Read a Newspaper " ( no date ) . And most have the tone of Bernstein's " Did you ever ...

Author: John Maxwell Hamilton

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807121908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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Long ago dubbed the fourth branch of government, the American press remains to most of the general public an inscrutable enterprise whose influence and behavior are alternately welcomed and maligned; yet the proper functioning of a democracy depends upon a media-literate populace to act as the ultimate watchdog. With wit and authority, John Hamilton and George Krimsky lead readers through the whirl of print journalism. They offer a curiosity-satisfying blend of explanation and interpretation, history, anecdotes aplenty, and statistical analysis to show what's wrong and what works with today's newspapers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market

A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market

... John Allen Paulos Mathematics and Humor (1980) I Think Therefore I Laugh (1985) Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988) Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man (1991) A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper ...

Author: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465009701

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Can a renowned mathematician successfully outwit the stock market? Not when his biggest investment is WorldCom. In A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market , best-selling author John Allen Paulos employs his trademark stories, vignettes, paradoxes, and puzzles to address every thinking reader's curiosity about the market -- Is it efficient? Is it random? 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? Are there any approaches to investing that truly outperform the major indexes? But Paulos's tour through the irrational exuberance of market mathematics doesn't end there. An unrequited (and financially disastrous) love affair with WorldCom leads Paulos to question some cherished ideas of personal finance. He explains why "data mining" is a self-fulfilling belief, why "momentum investing" is nothing more than herd behavior with a lot of mathematical jargon added, why the ever-popular Elliot Wave Theory cannot be correct, and why you should take Warren Buffet's "fundamental analysis" with a grain of salt. Like Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street , this clever and illuminating book is for anyone, investor or not, who follows the markets -- or knows someone who does.
Categories: Science

ENC Focus

ENC Focus

His more recent work , A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper , shows readers how mathematics affects every facet of the news , be it politics or the obituaries . Humor may be the vehicle through which Paulos delivers his message , but his ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000010538381

Category: Mathematics

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The Universal Journalist

The Universal Journalist

Handling Newspaper Text and Pictures on a Page both by Harold Evans ( Heinemann ) . ... but which is the most thoughtful I have ever read on newspapers - John Allen Paulos's A Mathematician Reads The Newspaper ( Penguin , 1996 ) .

Author: David Randall

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 191971359X

Category: Journalism

Page: 225

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Irrespective of language or culture, good journalists share a common commitment to the search for truth, often in far from ideal circumstances. With this assertion, David Randall emphasises that good journalism does not only concern universal objectives, it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information are constantly changing. This acclaimed handbook challenges old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism. This fully updated edition includes new sections on handling numbers and statistics, computer-assisted reporting and writing for the Web, as well as an extensively revised chapter on what makes a good reporter, and a new section on sources. Now, more than ever, this handbook is an invaluable guide to the 'universals' of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists world-wide.
Categories: Journalism

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper. New York: Basic Books. Peterson, I. (2001). Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art. New York: Wiley. Peterson, I., & Henderson, N. (2000). Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone.

Author: Sharon Kane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351812672

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The 3rd Edition of Literacy & Learning in the Content Areas helps readers build the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence they need as they integrate literacy into their middle and high school content area classrooms. Its unique approach to teaching content area literacy actively engages preservice and practicing teachers in reading and writing and the very activities that they will use to teach literacy to their own studentsin middle and high school classrooms . Rather than passively learning about strategies for incorporating content area literacy activities, readers get hands-on experience in such techniques as mapping/webbing, anticipation guides, booktalks, class websites, and journal writing and reflection. Readers also learn how to integrate children's and young adult literature, primary sources, biographies, essays, poetry, and online content, communities, and websites into their classrooms. Each chapter offers concrete teaching examples and practical suggestions to help make literacy relevant to students' content area learning. Author Sharon Kane demonstrates how relevant reading, writing, speaking, listening, and visual learning activities can improve learning in content area subjects and at the same time help readers meet national content knowledge standards and benchmarks.
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