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.…

Personal Finance May 19, 2011 Is Your Boss Ripping You Off? In last Friday’s Open Thread discussion, Gretchen posted this question: My husband’s company does not provide health insurance for…

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.…