Home June 3, 2011 Open Thread Friday: Math-in-the-garden questions In honor of a gorgeous weekend that is just around the corner (at least here in Charm City), I…

Math at Work Monday May 30, 2011 Math at Work Memorial Day: Wendy the television line producer What is a television line producer, and how long have you been doing this job? Production companies hire me…

Math for Grownups May 24, 2011 Oprah by the Numbers Wondering how you (or someone you love) is going to survive without the Daytime Diva? Here’s a selection of…

Math at Work Monday May 23, 2011 Math at Work Monday: Melissa the Speech Therapist When you were in middle and high school, did you think you’d never need to use the math you…

Math for Grownups May 20, 2011 7 Reasons 21 is Special (Hint: The Rapture Ain’t One of Them!) So tomorrow the world is supposed to end. Okay, not quite. The rapture will begin. Apparently Earth won’t be destroyed…

Math for Grownups May 20, 2011 Preakness Math: What Are the Odds? This morning at 6:00 a.m., I gave my 10 year old $25 and sent her off to the racetrack.…

Math for Grownups May 17, 2011 Twitter math OMGoodness! Two posts within the hour! I can’t resist sharing this terrific video. If you’re as addicted to Twitter…

Home May 17, 2011 Math at the Permit Office (or Contractors Ain’t No Dummies) If you’ve ever been to your city’s or county’s permit office, you can probably imagine how frustrated I was…

Math for Grownups May 13, 2011 Open Thread Friday: What’s Your Math Question? So when does math make you crazy in your everyday life? Are there situations that make your hands sweat?…

Math for Grownups May 12, 2011 Math Secret #1: There’s More than One Way to Skin a Math Problem The more I talk to people about math, the more I hear this refrain: “I don’t like math, because…

Math for Grownups May 10, 2011 My Math Story The biggest fights my father and I had were about math. I kid you not. The year was 1984.…