Eric Hashberger

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Anyone Can Be a Math Person Once They Know the Best Learning Techniques

<b>Po-Shen Lo:</b> I think that everyone in the world could be a math person if they wanted to. The keyword though, I want to say, is if they wanted to. …

Mathematics

This college course teaches you how to call out things that are unscientific

Their weapon? A new course: "Calling Bullshit In the Age of Big Data."<p>The class website and colorful syllabus went online last month and almost instantly went viral.<p>"We woke up the next morning to chaos. We had 20,000 visitors, our mailboxes were full, we were getting book offers," said Carl …

Get Ready to Love Math With This Sweet VR Calculator

<i>“Our universe isn’t just described by math, but it is math in the sense that we’re all parts of a giant mathematical object.” – Max Tegmark</i><p>I knew …

Virtual Reality

What's the Big Deal With the Mathematical Constant "e"?

The mathematical constant e is one of the most important numbers in all of mathematics. But where does it come from? And why is it important?<p>Math has many important constants, like pi and i, the imaginary number that is equal to the square root of negative one. But one constant that's equally …

This video of the world's coolest math class is going viral — and we can see why

A video of someone doing a math problem sounds about as interesting as watching paint dry, or reading an in-depth history of grain production in …

Meet the minds behind Axiomatic: An art project based in theoretical mathematics

At first glance, Timea Tihanyi and Jayadev Athreya make strange bedfellows.<p>Tihanyi is an interdisciplinary visual artist who teaches in the …

Mathematics

The problem with p-values

Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong<i>By David Colquhoun</i>Read at Aeon

Which 'high-profile' musical couple now owns Rosedale's curvy castle of calculus?

James Stewart’s Integral House in Toronto is shown in August, 2014, before Mr. Stewart’s death that December.<p>The award-winning residence at 194 Roxborough Dr. was built in a Toronto ravine for a violinist and mathematician, who made it a haven for music and culture in the city. Now it has new …

‘Pokemon GO’ tool: Probability capture calculator, Pidgey Spam & CP calculator make life easy for players

Poke Assistant recently made available to all “Pokemon GO” players its probability capture calculator. Now players can calculate the chances of …

Pokémon

Calculating just how fast Usain Bolt runs

With gold medals in three sprinting events at three Olympic Games, Usain Bolt has written himself into the record books as arguably the fastest human …

App of the Week: Geometry in 3D

<i>Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from the editors of</i> <i>Graphite.org</i><i>, a free service from Common Sense Education.</i> <i>Click</i> …

Geometry

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Scientists want to change the way a second is defined

For nearly 50 years, the length of a second has been defined in the same way.<p>But researchers in Germany now believe they have found how to make the …

Real-Life Algebra: Homeowners Association Dues Edition

There’s been a lot of talk lately about teaching algebra in schools. Some people believe that algebra should be scrapped from the curriculum, or at least severely curtailed. Books get written. Mathematicians get irritated. Stalemate.<p>Most of the arguments against algebra come down to the …

College Students Can Now Major In Moneyball

In an era when a professional baseball team team employs a director of decision science, when a football team hires a brainy baseball exec to run its …

College & University

How To Get A Girl's Phone Number (Using Math)

Why Is This Important?<p>Because seeming smart is sexy, and everyone likes a little magic trick.<p>Long Story Short<p>An old internet trick for getting a girl's phone number has once again resurfaced, and it's too good not to try it. Using only a calculator, you can determine literally anyone's phone number.<p>…

WATCH: It's Illegal to Know or Distribute This Number

Just having this number in your possession could get you arrested.<p>Despite the law being one of the most ancient and fundamental aspects of being a …

Mathematics

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Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics

Graphing Shapes

With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and author of eight books including Mathematical Mindsets: …

Can You Solve The Crossed Ladder Geometry Puzzle?

Can you solve the blue line puzzle? There are two walls-one is 5 units tall, and the other is 3 units tall. There are two ladders, and the ladders …

Mathematics

Just Do the Math

Mrs. Pisani, my 5th grade math teacher, would not be pleased. She was always after me to work on my basic math skills. But how could I resist the spiffy calculator in the thrift store for only a buck? This one was a real manly machine. Being addicted to bargains, I toyed with it. Of course, it's …

First-semester GPA a better predictor of college success than ACT score

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Underrepresented students' first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they'll graduate college than their ACT score …

Classic Novels by James Joyce and Virginia Woolf Contain Mathematical Mulitfractal Structures

Academics at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Poland put over 100 famous novels through a detailed statistical analysis and found that an …

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature<p>James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to …

Literature

How Math, And Not A Telescope, May Have Found A New Planet

The scientists who made headlines this week by announcing evidence for a new planet in our solar system are basing the claim entirely on a …

Astronomy

Why Study Math? Because It’s Forever

The eternal question asked by students around the world: what is this math good for?In his funny TED talk, Spanish mathematician Eduardo Saenz de …

They found a new prime number, and it's massive

Prime numbers, or numbers divisible only by themselves and 1, are considered the basic building blocks of the whole number system and are one of the main subjects of the mathematical discipline of number theory.<p>While there are infinitely many prime numbers, it can be somewhat tricky to determine …