# Volume 20, Number 1, 2 & 3 (April 2023)

When a day passes, it is no longer there. What remains of it? Nothing more than a story. If stories weren't told or books weren't written, man would live like the beasts, only for the day." -- Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991)

## Editorial

Guest Editorial

Egan J. Chernoff

## Articles

Debating Mathematics Curriculum A Review of Andrew Hacker’s The Math Myth And Other STEM Delusions

Samuel Otten

A Math Ed Take on Humble Humour A Review of Matt Parker’s Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

Alayne Armstrong

Storied Numbers A Review of Alex Bellos’s Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

John Bragelman

Woo-Hoo! The Mathematics and Education of the D’oh-Nut A Review of Simon Singh’s The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Jamie S. Pyper

Queering the Stats A Review of David Spiegelhalter’s The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

Nenad Radakovic

Uncertainty in an Uncertain World A Review of Ian Stewart’s Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

Luis Saldanha

Learning to Avoid Luck Traps in Contexts of Uncertainty A Review of Jeffrey Rosenthal’s Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything

Vincent Martin and Mathieu Thibault

Things Behind Bayes’ Theorem A review of Sharon Bertsch McGrayne’s The theory that would not die: How Bayes' theorem allowed to decipher the enigma code, to pursue the Russian submarines and to emerge triumphant from two centuries of controversy from a statistics education perspective

Ernesto Sanchez, Nathalia Morgado, and Eleazar Silvestre

Putting Math in its Place A Review of Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Nathalie Sinclair

Algorithms and Mathematics Education A Response and Review of Hannah Fry’s Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Joshua T. Hertel

The Siren Call of Calculus A Review of Steven Strogatz’s Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Wes Maciejewski

Arithmetic: Craft or Art? A Recursive (Re)view of Paul Lockhart’s A Mathematician’s Lament and Arithmetic

Jennifer S. Thom

The Hocus Pocus of Martin Gardner A Review of Martin Gardner’s Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner

Neil J. Hatfield

Thinking Essays A Review of Daniel Tammet’s Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

Ann Arden

Overcoming Misconceptions about Probability A Review of David J. Hand’s The Improbability Principle

Keith Gallagher

Studying Flourishing and Non-Flourishing in Mathematics A Review of Francis Su’s Mathematics for Human Flourishing with reflections by Christopher Jackson

Ryan Banow, Nat Banting, and Egan Chernoff

Popularizing Mathematics Education Through Bad Drawings A Review of Ben Orlin’s Math with Bad Drawings

Nat Banting, Ryan Banow, and Egan Chernoff

Zero to Infinity A Review of Charles Seife’s ZERO: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Douglas McDougall

Baking Up Mathematics A Review of Eugenia Cheng’s How to Bake 𝝅: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics

Katryne Dubeau

Statistical Literacy – the Golden Rules A Review of Tim Harford’s The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics

Stephanie Budgett and Amy Renelle

#### Editors

- Guest Editor
- Egan J. Chernoff, University of Saskatchewan

#### Special Issue:

Math Ed Reviews: The Popularization of Mathematics