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Sep 18, 2017

Think of all the numbers we confront every day … and how many of them we accept without even thinking. That is just one of many factors that caused an expert to consider the proper relationships between science, numeracy and representations. However, most of us never think about those proper relationships, much less any regular relationships. The fact is that science and math both have a significant impact on our lives, yet few of us have the experience or knowledge to properly appreciate their consequences.

Guest: Dr. Michael Ranney, head of the Reasoning Research Group at the University of California-Berkley.

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