Math Education February 25, 2015 Algorithms: Good for machines, bad for people This headline is a lie. It’s not that I think algorithms are bad. They’re not. Honestly, I think that’s…

Math at Work Monday February 23, 2015 Math at Work Monday: Matt the Quality Control Specialist Quality in our car parts is important, would’t you say? I don’tknow about you, but I don’t want to…

Math for Grownups February 18, 2015 Math is about Concepts, not Right Answers (Video) Math is black-and-white, all about right and wrong answers. Right? Well, not really. In fact, math is a lot…

Math for Grownups February 11, 2015 What is an Algorithm? For years I’ve been telling people that allowing people to discover mathematical concepts is way better than teaching an…

Math for Grownups February 4, 2015 Estimation is a Powerful Math Tool (Video) If you’ve ever been stuck in a grocery store wondering if you have enough cash in your pocket to…

Math for Grownups January 28, 2015 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…

Math at Work Monday January 26, 2015 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…

Math for Grownups January 21, 2015 Math is Not a Competition (Video) Oh, the math competitions! From speed math to scrambling to get the correct answer, competing with math can be…

Math for Grownups January 14, 2015 Math at the Movies I love the movies. If I could, I would watch one every single day. I’m also a bit of…

Math at Work Monday January 12, 2015 Math at Work Monday: Susan Weiner the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) One of the things that excites me the most is seeing someone make a living out of their passion.…

Math Education January 7, 2015 We Learn Math Best Through Discovery — And Failure (Video) What’s the best way to learn new math ideas? The answer might surprise you. But like learning a foreign…

Math for Grownups December 31, 2014 Celebrate Good (Math) Times If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of freelance writing and blogging, it’s this: I should always,…