ERIC Number: EJ262339
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-May
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Number Numbness, or Why Innumeracy May Be Just as Dangerous as Illiteracy.
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Scientific American, v246 n5 p20-34 May 1982
Presents examples which give large numbers (such as two billion) a common-sense meaning related to daily life. Argues that people's inability to comprehend the reality of large numbers (number numbness) has serious implications for humankind, not unlike illiteracy. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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