## public understanding of mathematics

Innumeracy costs UK taxpayers up to £2.4 billion a year.

The UK Statistics Authority fulfills its duty to keep the government honest

**David Spiegelhalter**, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, gives

*Plus*his take on uncertainty.

*Plus*celebrates its tenth birthday this year. Former editor and present executive editor of

*Plus*,

**Robert Hunt**, explores how maths popularisation in general, and

*Plus*in particular, have changed over the last ten years.

**John D Barrow**looks at Einstein as a media star.