Archive for October, 2008
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.
Computers in school are disruptive - but that's not a bad thing, according to this book.
Oct 15 is Blog Action Day and the topic is "poverty". Here's some thoughts on how to reduce it.
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
A mathematical take on that rhetorical question favored by those in authority.
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.
See the blog sitemap for all previous articles.