Sunday September 20, 2020

Take the fear out of maths

{ "b" : "Mathematics Minus Fear," , "cite" : "by Lawrence Potter, Marion Boyars Publishers, €11.65."}

8th April, 2006

{ "b" : "Mathematics Minus Fear," , "cite" : "by Lawrence Potter, Marion Boyars Publishers, €11.65."}

In the opening chapters of Lawrence Potter’s irreverent and entertaining look at the world of mathematics, he describes an experiment he undertook outside a supermarket in London.

The basis of the experiment was to ask passers-by some simple mental arithmetic problems and to derive from their answers the techniques they had developed to deal with such tasks.

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