Artifact Entry Event: Only the first half of this video of some between-innings entertainment, like so: (Editor's note: I had to grab the video via a screencast, which doesn't have the greatest resolution. If anyone can download the video directly, please let me know how. (See update below)) Suggested Questions: Who wins, the regular guy … Continue reading Guy racing another guy in a squirrel costume, obviously a systems problem

## A quick aside from the real-world and my real-world post

Ha. Funnily enough my father tacked this on to an email I received from him this morning, coming on the heels of my defense of the real-world. I enjoyed this decidedly non-real-world problem and thought you might too. Consider a unit square that encloses a unit equilateral triangle: As shown, the area of the square … Continue reading A quick aside from the real-world and my real-world post

## In Defense of the Real World

I've been truly enjoying Dan's blog post series (from last year!) on the "Fake World." I'd highly recommend you go read those posts if you haven't already. It deftly exposes the fallacy of authenticity-as-engagement. I would like to offer a defense (three, really) of applied mathematical tasks. 1) Developing Tasks There are basically two ways … Continue reading In Defense of the Real World