Category Archives: Communicating Math

Math and Movies: White House Panel

On October 28, 2016, the white house hosted a panel on “Math and the Movies” where they spoke with DJ Patil, US chief data scientist, Andrea Hariston,  applied mathematician from NSA, Jeremy Irons, cast member from “The Man who knew … Continue reading

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Trade agreements of dining out

Social Mathematics can sometimes be considered Economics. And here is a lovely explanation of how two countries (or people) can share food when dining out. Enjoy! I am eternally astonished to find not only that many couples I know failed … Continue reading

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Math in the Media: September 2016

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

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Zodiacs and Earth’s Precession

You may have seen recent posts claiming that NASA published some new results on the zodiac signs. Some of the bigger internet publishers, like Distractify, have popularized the story. The story says there is a 13th sign we haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Steppin’ Up Challenge, Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of the Steppin Up Challenge analysis! If you missed part 1 & 2, I encourage you to check it out here and here. So, here we are, analyzing the results of the 20 competitors in … Continue reading

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Math in the Media: August 2016

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

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Pinpoint the moment when…

Graphs and data are always there for us, especially if we want to look back in time and find the exact moment that something changed. Today I’m presenting a bit of a poem of images about time series. Here’s the … Continue reading

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