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How Not to be Wrong, Prof Jordan Ellenberg

  • Wed, April 18, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education, 6205 Mineral Point Road


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Professor Jordan Ellenberg on his book "How not to be wrong"

When: Wednesday, April 18
Time: 10:00 - noon
Registration: Required
Where: Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education
6205 Mineral Point Road

Professor Jordan Ellenberg, UW-Wisconsin Madison math professor and author of How Not To Be Wrong, explains the mathematics behind some of simplest day-to-day thinking.  He connects sometimes complex mathematics to real life situations, like how to think about a mutual fund’s performance and what do measures of “public opinion” really represent?  He then goes into more complex decisions people make such as the many misconceptions about lotteries and whether or not they can be mathematically beaten.  He uses mathematics to examine real-world issues ranging from the fetishizing of straight lines, in the reporting of obesity, to the game theory of missing flights, from the relevance to digestion, of regression to the mean, to the counter-intuitive Berkson’s paradox.

Food pantry contributions:

The pantry for this event will be Personal Essentials Pantry.  Both cash and checks payable to that organization will be accepted.


Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.  Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking.  Push the button for assistance.  Park in any visitor stall; take the elevator to the first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help.  When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.  You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).  On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

Registration: Opens March 26, 2018

Advance registration is required.  Register online or contact the Association office (see below) to register.  Members are invited to bring a guest, but the guest needs to be registered. 

To register by phone or email, call or email 

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Madison WI 53715-1218

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