Tag: math

Rag Wreaths [Applied Science]

Welcome to the first instalment Frugal Fun ─ which takes an assortment of lessons and applies them in a fun, frugal way. These posts are designed to take basic lessons and apply them in utilitarian, hands on ways. After all, what’s the point of all these lessons if you don’t know how to apply them? …

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Afraid of math? You’re not alone.

Racing pulse and sweaty palms ─ math tests can cause symptoms that are similar to a heart attack, but are in fact the signs of math anxiety. This form of angst is unlike other forms of anxiety; it has nothing to do with intelligence or working memory yet it has been defined as a negative …

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Raytheon’s MathAlive! Gets Kids Excited About Math

This summer, kids in the Boston area are learning just how important math is in their everyday lives, thanks to Raytheon’s 2theXtreme: MathAlive! exhibition at the Museum of Science, Boston. Presented nationally by Raytheon Company, the highly interactive traveling exhibit is designed to inspire, to spark the imagination and to reveal not only math at …

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How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff {book review}

How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff My rating: 5 of 5 stars OK, first off, it isn’t normal that I give a math book 5 stars. I often find them dull, boring, and difficult to read. However, How to lie with statistics was as funny as it was informative. Duff does a good …

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