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Summer Math Reading

Writing for The Globe and Mail, Siobhan Roberts reviews The Grapes of Math and How Not to Be Wrong, making connections between the summer's selection of math reading and the World Cup action in Brazil.

"Each is an enlightening compendium zooming in and out on lottery plays, the theist v. atheist wager, cheating on tax returns, skateboarding, rollercoaster design, cutting cake, dinner party seating, and the likelihood of imminent apocalyptic global overpopulation," Roberts writes. "And although there is some overlap in content (Pythagoras, prime numbers), the two authors offer differing and complimentary takes."

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Start Date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

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