Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast: John Allen Paulos on Numbers, Narratives, and Numeracy

Sean Carroll in Preposterous Universe:

People have a complicated relationship to mathematics. We all use it in our everyday lives, from calculating a tip at a restaurant to estimating the probability of some future event. But many people find the subject intimidating, if not off-putting. John Allen Paulos has long been working to make mathematics more approachable and encourage people to become more numerate. We talk about how people think about math, what kinds of math they should know, and the role of stories and narrative to make math come alive.

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