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"Touching enthusiastically on a number of big, important, and hot topics in mathematics, STEM, and academia, Supermath is refreshing and different. This is a book that I will often reference and pull off the shelf!"

"Anna Weltman weaves a powerful argument that the practice of mathematics is culturally embedded and has the ability to shape society for the better if wielded thoughtfully and by a more diverse group of practitioners. Supermath presents a mathematics that is expansive, political, and beautiful—in other words, a mathematics that is humanized."

"From the search for aliens to the search for twin primes to the search for racial justice, Anna Weltman spins a lot of great yarns. Better yet, each tale is true: a story of how math serves good or evil, clarity or confusion, depending on the choices of the humans who wield it."

"This clever and engaging book illuminates the ways that mathematics depends on the sometimes flawed, sometimes transcendent humans who create it. Mathematics is not a universal language that gives you superpowers, but by understanding both its power and its limitations, we can use math responsibly as educators, decisionmakers, and citizens."

The Power of Numbers for Good and Evil
Publication Date: 1 Sep 2020
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 240 pages
Illustrations: 1 b&w photo, 15 line drawings
ISBN: 9781421438191