Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

John Allen Paulos
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the principles covered in chapter one. Outline and give examples of each. Which do you feel is the most important? Why?

Give at least three examples of the principle as it might apply to your daily life. How would you arrive at the answer? How could you determine if the answer was correct? Are there any other correlating principles that might help you to determine the answer?

Essay Topic 2

Examine Paulos' example of the weather forecaster and the common mistake made when predicting rain. Why is it incorrect? What would the correct answer be? What principle would you use to figure out the right answer? Is there any time when that type of innumerate thinking might be accurate? Give at least two examples of similar situations.

Essay Topic 3

List at least three incorrect examples of grammar and three incorrect examples of math. Compare and contrast...

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