The Numbers Game: the commonsense guide to understanding numbers in the news, in politics, and in life by Michael Blastand & Andrew Dilnot.

I am not much of a math person, but I really enjoyed this book. It’s all about numbers we encounter in everyday life, (things like averages, statistics, percentages, etc.) and how we can better understand them.

I have always felt a little wary of numbers. This book explains why we feel that way and how we can use the knowledge we already have to interpret numbers, make sense of them, and make intelligent decisions concerning them.

This book was both informative and entertaining, with short chapters and fun examples so it didn’t lose me at any point. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has even a passing interest in numbers, or anyone who would like to understand them better.

Reviewed by Samantha


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