Volumes, the MoMath book club
A discussion of Who's Counting?
Featuring the author John Allen Paulos
and special guest Julia Harrison
Hosted by Tim Chartier
Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier for an engaging discussion of Who's Counting with author John Allen Paulos and guest Julia Harrison. For almost 40 years, Paulos has been at the forefront of promoting mathematical literacy to the number-phobic masses and has been featured on The David Letterman Show and in The Guardian, Scientific American, and People Magazine. While some progress may have been made over the past decades thanks to the renewed focus on STEM subjects, Paulos finds that almost every major issue facing the world today is complicated by the public’s inability to understand how numbers inform narratives and statistics shape stories. In Who’s Counting, Paulos adds new insights and contemporary examples about the pandemic, conspiracy theories, climate change, and “fake news” to a collection of the most important essays and columns from his long-running series by the same name, Who’s Counting, on ABC News.
This is an online-only event; all registrants will be participating remotely. Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.
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