Archive for December, 2019

Linear Versus Logarithmic Thinking about Numbers

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Some folks argue that humans intuitively think about numbers logarithmically versus linearly. My experience strongly suggests that this is not the case. If you’ve ever tried to explain logarithms or logarithmic scales to people, or asked them to interpret graphs with logarithmic scales, as I have often done, you probably share my belief that logarithms […]