I said in my skewering of the Romney campaign's lack of understanding of Venn Diagrams and how they work that we should be equally harsh against any and all bad math and interpretations thereof during this election season. And, lo and behold, Maddow and Moore give us a great example of the murky area of … Continue reading More bad Election 2012 related math
I've mentioned my son a couple times before on this blog. I'm mesmerized by him and his mode of learning and ways of being. He's like no person, child or adult, that I've ever met. He breaks all molds. I started classes this past week, my first baby steps toward a PhD. I sit down … Continue reading I’m betting I was was the only person on campus unknowingly carrying around marbles in his backpack this week
(A lot of people have heroes. Many of those heroes are athletes or celebrities. For others, they are cops, firefighters, and teachers. One of mine is Lee Fleming, a co-worker, friend, and inspiration. Lee has taught Social Studies and Spanish. A couple weeks ago, she added "Math" to that impressive resume, despite never being formally taught math … Continue reading Do violent video games cause violence? One Social Studies teacher’s experience teaching Math
First off, I basically stole this from @NatBanting. And when I say "basically", I mean "entirely." Here's the original blog post where you can see his frustratingly boob-shaped backyard. I tried to video my backyard but I didn't have a good ladder to get a good vantage point. And my roof is terrifyingly steep. And … Continue reading Sprinklers, Circles, Sectors and such (my first real foray into Geogebratubing)
Artifact The Nike+ app, which at the end of my run the other day, looked like this: (editor's note: yes, I'm slow. Thank you for noticing. Also, along with some encouragement in data format, I had Tim Tebow give me words of encouragement for bettering my pace.) Now, there are a lot of numbers here, but … Continue reading Why doesn’t Nike+ use math to encourage me to run?