Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences Topics for Discussion

John Allen Paulos
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How does probability affect your general decision making process?

Is it safe to say that all coincidences can be scientifically proven? Explain.

How might the probability ratio change regarding common acquaintances if the average American adult knew 2,000 people? What if the average number was 2,500?

Test the probability ratio of flipping a coin 50 times. Is the outcome as you expected? Explain.

Think of an incident in your life where you think the Poisson distribution formula would not work. Discuss.

Do you think it's possible to have every superstition and paranormal claim substantiated? How?

Of numerology, astrology, phrenology, faith healing and the existence of extraterrestrial beings, which do you feel is the most easily explained? Discuss.

After reading this book, would you consider yourself to be an innumerate? Explain.

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