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A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: step


On occasion a friend or relative who’s got schoolkids asks me how horrified I am by some bit of Common Core mathematics. This is a good chance for me to disappoint the friend or relative. 1,154 more words


Reading the Comics, July 4, 2015: Symbolic Curiosities Edition

Comic Strip Master Command was pretty kind to me this week, and didn’t overload me with too many comics when my computer problems were the most time-demanding. 1,033 more words


A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: locus


A locus is a collection of points that all satisfy some property. For example, the locus of points that are all equally distant from some center point is a circle. 172 more words


A Neat Accident

I wanted to point folks over to a blog post by Rick Wicklin, on the web site for SAS. It’s the company that makes, well, SAS, software designed for data management and analysis. 477 more words


A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: error


This is one of my A to Z words that everyone knows. An error is some mistake, evidence of our human failings, to be minimized at all costs. 717 more words


My Math Blog Statistics, October 2014

So now let me go over the mathematics blog statistics for October. I’ll get to listing countries; people like that.

It was a good month in terms of getting people to read: total number of pages viewed was 625, up from 558, and this is the fourth-highest month on record. 465 more words


How To Numerically Integrate Like A Mathematician

I have a guest post that I mean to put up shortly which is a spinoff of the talk last month about calculating logarithms. There are several ways to define a logarithm but one of the most popular is to define it as an integral. 1,909 more words