When Stephen Colbert introduced the word truthiness on his show, he told us to trust our guts. That’s where the truth comes from, ladies and gentlemen: in [...]
A curious inversion problem
I’ve been exploring a new problem with a couple of students recently that I find incredibly compelling, and I thought I’d mention it here. The main idea is [...]
Processed Math: Don’t Eat This
There has been considerable backlash against processed food products in the last few years, and for good reason. A slew of health problems implicate what we [...]
Doubling Algebra? Or making it work?
I’d call this article, about how doubling the time students spent studying algebra led them to do better in math and also reading and writing(!) a case of [...]
In science, questions are much more valuable than the answers.
The title of this blog post is the last line to a beautiful, short film called GÖMBÖC. For a film where almost nothing happens, it’s compelling watching. [...]
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 [...]