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200% of Nothing: An Eye-Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy

200% of Nothing: An Eye-Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy


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Item # 534109
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Recommended Grade(s): 6-12
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A revealing look at the variety of methods used by advertisers, politicians and corporations to mislead and manipulate the public by means of fancy mathematical footwork. A prominent mathematics author and columnist shows how this mathematical abuse is accomplished, how to recognize it and avoid it. Contains hundreds of actual examples of mathematical chicanery. The last chapter provides further explanations of the mathematics underlying the manipulators covered in each chapter.

Referenced in Math and Non-Fiction, Grades 6-8 (533219)

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  • Type: Books
  • ISBN/UPC 9780471145745
  • Author: A. K. Dewdney
  • Format: Softcover

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