Author Archives: Samantha from SocialMath

About Samantha from SocialMath

Applied Mathematician and writer of socialmathematics.net.

Those Topologists…

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Older and wiser

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Ugly Fact

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Penny Pinching at the Grocery Store

When I’m at the grocery store, I almost always compare the prices of different sized packages.  How much less per oz does it cost when I buy twice as much?  Sometimes the price is notably different.  Usually the cost gets … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures follows the black women in Langley, Virginia who were computers for NACA and later NASA. The film is sharp, witty and surprisingly optimistic. If you only see 1 movie in 2017, see this one. Continue reading

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Indexical Visualization

Indexical Visualization is about visualizing something by looking at the actual thing.  Most of the time we take the event and turn it into numbers (data), then we take those numbers and create a visualization out of them. The idea … Continue reading

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Math in the Media: October 2016

The internet had lots of great and terrible uses of math and mathematical visualizations in October 2016! This is our opportunity to applaud the winners and be confused by the blunders. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. The Gold … Continue reading

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