Essential Resources for Increasing Mathematical Literacy

Published November 7, 2018

The following titles as provide an essential grounding in mathematical literacy: ┬áDavid Eugene Smith, History of Mathematics, 2 volumes (Dover Publications, 1951); Edward Kasner and James Newman, Mathematics and the Imagination (Simon and Schuster, 1940); Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh, The Mathematical Experience (Houghton Mifflin, 1998); G.H. Hardy, A Mathematicians’s Apology (Cambridge University Press, 1940); Lillian R. Lieber, Infinity (Rinehart and Company, 1953); Michael Harris, Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation (Princeton University Press, 2015); The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why (Basic Books, 2015; and Paul J. Nahin, Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills (Princeton University Press, 2006); and Eugenia Cheng, Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics (Basic Books, 2017).