On Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:49:38 +0000, No News wrote: > > On 11/02/2014 02:12, Stan Brown wrote: > > > > A co-worker and I were talking today. She's interested in math, but > > feels she did poorly in it in school. From what she described, it > > was poor teaching at the university level -- she had a run of bad > > luck with her instructors. > > > > She doesn't want to take a math course, but she would like to (my > > words) be exposed to mathematical thinking. I've recommended John > > Allen Paulos and Gerd Gigerenzer to her, but it strikes me that a > > blog she could follow would be just perfect: small columns that used > > something real-world to illustrate a mathematical concept. > > > > Anyone have a good candidate? > > > > This doesn't quite answer your question, but she might get something > from the old classic "How To Solve It" by Pólya. I'm sure you know it.
Yes, I do. Thanks for posting.
What I'm looking for for my co-worked is not so much a book of math instruction, bur rather a source of articles for non-technical readers that use mathematical reasoning. Maybe something like the old math articles in /Scientific American/, if I'm remembering right.