Joe Biden has emerged from a crowded Democratic field running for President, each armed with a bevy of statistics to make points and claim a distinctive ability to lead our country. And our 45th President has a reputation for employing numbers in a questionable manner. For even the most diligent citizen, separating fact from fiction can be overwhelming. But with guidance on how to detect data deception, even the most math-phobic have plenty of potential to improve. For over 20 years, Matt Baron has been a champion of numeracy, or mathematical literacy, and empowered audiences to grow their “numbers sense.”
With an eye on the current national political crossfire, Matt peels back the curtain on how he has trained thousands of journalists and other professional communicators to use numbers accurately, effectively and responsibly in their story telling. Through his engaging and interactive workshop, Matt empowers people to become more effective consumers and communicators of all the data contained in the stories that matter to us.
A former longtime journalist for the likes of Time, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune, Matt Baron has led workshops on numeracy to adults and children throughout the country, from Texas and Wyoming to New York, New Jersey and New England. Along the way, this former syndicated math columnist and statistics researcher for Sports Illustrated for Kids has consistently issued warnings about the perils presented by our individual or collective misuse or misunderstanding of all things mathematical.
This online, virtual program will be presented using Zoom and is free and open to all.
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