For years I've been telling people that allowing people to discover mathematical concepts is way better than teaching an algorithm. And a few months ago, a smart friend of mine asked, "What's an algorithm?" Duh. I should probably explain that … [Continue reading]

# Estimation is a Powerful Math Tool (Video)

http://youtu.be/3-UdUkSuUCI If you've ever been stuck in a grocery store wondering if you have enough cash in your pocket to cover what you need, you're probably pretty familiar with the power of estimation. In this video, I show you how to … [Continue reading]

# Math: It’s Not Just for Science Writers

Yeah, yeah. I get it. You became a writer because you didn't want to do math. You got into editing a general interest magazine, because you wouldn't be required to remember the difference between mean and median. Or you decided to write novels, … [Continue reading]

# Math at Work Monday: Audrey the Birth Doula

As a woman, I know there is nothing more life-changing than giving birth to a child. It's a time when you most need the support of people around you. You need encouragement. I had the pleasure of interviewing Audrey Kalman for this week's Math at … [Continue reading]

# Math is Not a Competition (Video)

http://youtu.be/mHyulUj8VMA Oh, the math competitions! From speed math to scrambling to get the correct answer, competing with math can be a very bad idea. In this video, I talk about when competition and math are a bad mix. Take a look! Have … [Continue reading]

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