Archive for October, 2008

Friday Math Movie - Mathmaticious

scene from mathmaticiousMathmaticious is a nerdy parody of Fergalicious.

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Life expectancy and semi-log graphs

A life table gives us an idea of how much longer we can expect to be around. There are interesting probabilities and semi-log graphs involved.

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Disrupting Class

Computers in school are disruptive - but that's not a bad thing, according to this book.

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Blog Action Day 08 - Poverty

Oct 15 is Blog Action Day and the topic is "poverty". Here's some thoughts on how to reduce it.

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The IntMath Newsletter - 12 Oct 2008

In this Newsletter:

1. Math tip - Money math, probability and the current crisis
2. Encryption - Solution from Last Time
3. IntMath Poll results - Math Anxiety
4. From the math blog
5. Final thought - the thrill of the chase

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What part of … didn’t you understand?

A mathematical take on that rhetorical question favored by those in authority.

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Financial literacy for students

Why is the world descending into a financial meltdown? Lack of financial math knowledge on the part of consumers and financial institutions has a lot to do with it. Here's a resource that aims to improve the situation.

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