Constanda, C.

Dude, can you count? : stories, challenges, and adventures in mathematics / Christian Constanda. - London ; New York : Springer, ©2009. - xviii, 294 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. JJ and the MICQ.- 2. The Mathematical Commandments.- 3. The Public School System.- 4. The School Mathematical Education.- 5. Language, Grammar, and Punctuation.- 6. Foreign Languages.- 7. Foreign Countries and Foreigners.- 8. Mathematics and the Public.- 9. The Question of Calculus.- 10. Political Correctness.- 11. TV Advertising.- 12. Highway Driving.- 13. Units of Measurement.- 14. Percentages and Living on Debt.- 15. Modern Art.- 16. Averages and Buying Cars.- 17. The Public Media.- 18. The Criminal Legal System.- 19. Civil Litigation.- 20. Statistics and Probability.- 21. Academic Politics.- 22. Antisocial Behaviour.- 23. Mathematicians vs. Engineers.- 24. The Evolution of Knowledge.- 25. The Virtues of Mathematics.- Epilogue.

9781848825383 (hbk.) 1848825382 (hbk.) 9781848825390 (ebk.)

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Mathematics--Popular works.
Mathematics -- Anecdotes.
Mathematical ability.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Mathematics.

QA93 / .C67 2009

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