Ben Orlin is an Oakland, California-based math teacher who writes humorously about his field of study, illustrating the subjects with whiteboard sketches. In his blog Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World, he rewrites headlines that we’ve all seen before from a more mathematically reasoned point of view.
Our World: Proposal Would Tax $250,000-Earners at 40%
Mathematically Literate World: Proposal Would Tax $250,000-Earners’ Very Last Dollar, and That Dollar Alone, at 40%
Our World: Veteran Baseball Player Enjoys Breakout Month
Mathematically Literate World: Veteran Baseball Player Enjoys Transient Good Fortune
The blog reminds me of Innumeracy, the bestselling math book from the 1980s for people who aren’t mathematicians.