Mathematics and Humor: John Allen Paulos and the Numeracy Crusade

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Paul H. Grawe;
  • Publisher: National Numeracy Network
  • Journal: Numeracy (issn: 1936-4660, eissn: 1936-4660)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5038/1936-4660.8.2.11
  • Subject: humor | jokes | comedian | Special aspects of education | LC8-6691 | Mathematics | QA1-939

John Allen Paulos at minimum gave the Numeracy movement a name through his book Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences. What may not be so obvious was Paulos’ strong interest in the relationship between mathematics and mathematicians on the one hand an... View more
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