I. How to think like a mathematician. Ultimate tic-tac-toe ; What does math look like to students? ; What does math look like to mathematicians? ; How science and math see each other ; Good mathematician vs. great mathematician
II. Design: the geometry of stuff that works. We built this city on triangles ; Irrational paper ; The square-cube fables ; The game of dice ; An oral history of the Death Star
III. Probability: the mathematics of maybe. The 10 people you meet in line for the lottery ; Children of the coin ; What does probability mean in your profession? ; Weird insurance ; How to break the economy with a single pair of dice
IV. Statistics: the fine art of honest lying. Why not to trust statistics ; The last .400 hitter ; Barbarians at the gate of science ; The scoreboard wars ; The book shredders
V. On the cusp: the power of a step. The final speck of diamond dust ; Bracketology ; One state, two state, red state, blue state ; The chaos of history.