09 July 2007

Are you afraid of math?

Are you afraid of math? (Probably not, since you're reading this blog.)

But if you are, you can buy on eBay Five Books For Those Who Suffer From "Math Phobia", at what look to be the middle school level -- and the seller says none of them have ever been used. Perhaps ey is so mathphobic that ey never bothered to even open the books?

A question that I've long wondered about is why a fear of math seems to be a lot more common than, say, a fear of reading. It seems difficult to get a good answer to this question, but I suspect I'll have thoughts on it in the future which will be posted in this space.

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