- Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
- Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
- Release date: 08-25-20
Pluses and Minuses AudioBook Summary
A guide to changing how you think about numbers and mathematics, from the prodigy changing the way the world thinks about math.
We all know math is important: We live in the age of big data, our lives are increasingly governed by algorithms, and we’re constantly faced with a barrage of statistics about everything from politics to our health. But what might be less obvious is how math factors into your daily life and what memorizing all of those formulae in school had to do with it. Math prodigy Stefan Buijsman is beginning to change that through his pioneering research into the way we learn math. Pluses and Minuses is based in the countless ways that math is engrained in our daily lives, and it shows listeners how math can actually be used to make problems easier to solve. Taking listeners on a journey around the world to visit societies that have developed without the use of math, and back into history to learn how and why various disciples of mathematics were invented, Buijsman shows the vital importance of math and how a better understanding of mathematics will give us a better understanding of the world as a whole.
File Size: 132.76 MB