Tag Archives: data

Math and the Drug War

The drug war is one issue that tends to be too hot for presidential politics. You won’t hear any questions at the debates about it, and you can be sure the candidates won’t be talking about it. But there’s a … Continue reading

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Math Salons scheduled, plus a great new look at vast amounts of dollars

Happy post-Thanksgiving! To all Seattlites looking for a math-rich event for kids, we’ve finally got some Math Salons on the calendar, starting in January. Interested in joining us? Just rsvp, and we’ll see you there. In other news, Randall Munroe … Continue reading

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Sensationalism

Katherine and I recently got into a big discussion with our friend Peter, who makes low cost, super-efficient wood stoves for use in the developing world (check out Burn Labs for more). We were trying to convince him that our … Continue reading

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Mathematical Storytellers

Speaking of great displays of data, check this out: the last 200 years of history of the wealth and health of the 200 countries of the world When it comes to figuring out how the world works, statistics is where … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

Link: Confessions of a Converted Lecturer This is an absolutely excellent talk, which I can’t recommend highly enough. It’s not just that he talks about the problems with lecturing and the benefits of using other methods. What’s phenomenal about this … Continue reading

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data tells stories if you present it right

Link: data tells stories if you present it right For those who doubt the power of graphs to tell a story, I just received this graph from Obama‚Äôs group, Organizing for America. This is a very nice example of how … Continue reading

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