The good thing about teaching percents is that they connect to the real world, particularly with money. The bad thing is, it can be hard to find really dynamic problems. Too often, you’re just marking prices up or down in … Continue reading
Things are crazy busy, and haven’t posted in too long. I’m not going to change that in any serious way at the moment, but when xkcd throws up something this topical, I have a duty to pass it along here.
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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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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I blogged On Danger a little while ago (best viewed in the archive, over here), and this xkcd post is the perfect followup.
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Great comments in the last post! In the spirit of self referential comedy, I have to include one of the suggestions mentioned there: If you go to the original comic, you get an extra self referential joke in the rollover.
Link: A timely comic Given my recent talk and blog on the Collatz conjecture, it’s fun to see xkcd mock it here.
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