### Summary Mathsemantics Making Numbers Talk Sense

Mathsemantics Making Numbers Talk PDF #201 Numbers Talk Sense Book Description Entertaining anecdotal and immensely p Written by an industrial statistician running a company analyzing airline passenger traffic this book analyzes results of job applications targeted to evaluate real life math skills The results are surprising in particular for these self selected sample of population applying for jobs reuiring these skills So what is the result of adding 2 apples to 5 orangesSome or possibly many of us got good grades in math and indeed claim to be proficient in math But as this book shows without the correct semantics applied math skills just not uite working right Many of us cannot abstract relationships cannot estimate including estimating the population of the USA which is a really basic number for somebody dealing with airline passenger counts do not recognize 0 is a number cannot round numbers do not understand percentages cannot convert minutes to hours and the list goes onPart philosophical treatise part personal reminiscences part childadult development discussion lessons in history part self help overall a strange package of funOh and to above uestion 7 fruits would be a good answer

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That makes them much easier to handle A sensible and novel solution to the math block that afflicts our society today This is the book that taught me you CAN compare apples and oranges as long as you chage your terms and call them fruit

### Edward MacNeal ¶ 8 review

Ractical this book demonstrates that math can't be divorced from meaning that numbers have inherent semantic content Very informative Surprised how many people who self select as being good with numbers are not when it comes to anything outside of pure mathematics like word problems and order of magnitude Now to keep up freuent math explanations for real world problems with my children and hopefully keep them from failing when it comes to understanding mathsemantics

Written by an industrial statistician running a company analyzing airline passenger traffic this book analyzes results of job applicat

On deciding to rate and review this book I just realised something funny Since the time I read this book a long time ago perhaps in my early teens I've considered it to be formative to my thinking But I just realised I can't actually remember any exactly why or exactly what was covered by the bookNevertheless it must have

I learned that the semantics in math is critical to correct mathematics His first example is what is 2 apples plus 3 oranges The answer depends

Very informative Surprised how many people who self select as being good with numbers are not when it comes to anything outside of pure mathema

This is the book that taught me you CAN compare apples and oranges as long as you chage your terms and call them fruit

Most interesting discussion of ways in which our culture fosters a certain incompatibility with number concepts despite our increasing reliance on numeric information Really intriguing

Second go round A fascinating book on the intersection of mathematics and semantics Accessible and engaging at least to a nerd like me