Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

Review of "Strength in Numbers: Discovering the Joy and Power of Mathematics inEveryday Life," by Sherman Stein. Reviewed by Lawrence S. Braden. AmericanScientist, September-October 1997, pages 488-489.

According to the review, this book provides "a delightful, refreshing new lookat old mathematics." The book discusses the field of mathematics itself, withexamples ranging from elementary arithmetic to calculus, and also presents ashort history of mathematics education reform in the United States.

--- Allyn Jackson