Ben Orlin’s Mathematically Literate Headlines

Ben Orlin made me laugh out load today: Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

I’d like to add a few:

Our World: Reading Intervention Increases Student Learning by 2.6 Months Per Year
Mathematically Literate World: School’s Test Scores Increase By Average of One Question; Same Year as New Curriculum Is Implemented

Our World: Tech Startup Valued at $500 Million
Mathematically Literate World: Speculators Assign Largely Arbitrary and Highly Volatile Price to Company Which Has Yet to Make Money

Our World: Attending College Increases Lifelong Earnings By Over $250,000
Mathematically Literate World: College Attendance Correlates With $5,000 Income Increase Per Year, But Only For Students Who Graduate

Our World: Loss In Last Game of Season Costs Team Playoffs
Mathematically Literate World: Team Missed Playoffs By One Game; Last Game Worth Exactly The Same As Every Other Loss All Season

One thought on “Ben Orlin’s Mathematically Literate Headlines

  1. Pingback: 2013-12-04 Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World « Don Hettiaratchy's Blog

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