I especially like the one about the lies and statistics.
The biased media uses sloppy stats all the time to lie and obfuscate.
Hi,
I've found this website with e-books. The level required may not be that high (for the masters of MHF ^^) but the range is quite interesting.
XP Math - Math eBooks
Though I haven't already read all the books the first glances were nice...
Table of Contents
Maths A Students Survival Guide 2nd
How to Help Your Child Excel in Math - An A-Z Survival Guide
3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development
Mathematical Olympiad in China Problems and Solutions
The Book of Numbers
Number: The Language of Science
Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students
Instant Revision: AS Maths
QuickStudy - Calculus 1
Instant Revision: GCSE Mathematics
QuickStudy - Algebra 1
QuickStudy - Algebra 2
QuickStudy - Statistics
Mathematics for Business, Science, and Technology
Master Math Solving Word Problems
More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues
Teach Yourself Trigonometry
Foundations of Infinitesimal Calculus
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition)
Algebraic Topology
Edit : they also have hmmm *good* math games lol
Thanks, MrF.
I am going to look that one up and purchase if I can find it. If it is nice enough I will use it in the next stats class I teach.
I often told my stats students how stats can be skewed (and down right made up) to make things sway to whatever side one wants. Namely, the scumbag media. The problem is, very few people know enough about stats to know any different and they believe the bovine fecal matter that is spewed.
Figures don't lie, but liars figure. - Samuel Clemens (alias Mark Twain)
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. - Twain attributed this to B. Disraeli
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment - Ernest Rutherford
Here's another site with free e-books: 4shared - free file sharing and storage - share folder - Books