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A Mathematical Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. The semester is winding down, mathematically rigorous 6-fold symmetric snowflakes deck the halls, and Mariah Carey is on the top of the Spotify charts. And while all Mariah wants for Christmas is YOU, finding … Continue reading

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Significantly Statistical Blogs Redux

I was just reading this article about Statscan, the Canadian warehouse for storing data and the branch of the government charged with the statistical analysis of all things Canadian, and came across this dizzyingly amazing quote about Statscan: Its statistics … Continue reading

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Not Those Midterms

I was reminded recently of a time a few years ago when I sent my students an email on November 4, 2014 with the following addendum “P.S. Don’t forget to vote in the midterms today.” The next day I was … Continue reading

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The New Issue Of Chalkdust Magazine

The latest issue of Chalkdust Magazine dropped last week, and it’s filled with as much mathematical goodness as a fresh unopened box of Hagoromo “Fulltouch” chalk. It’s a proper glossy magazine — also available as a PDF — featuring profiles … Continue reading

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Math Games That Make You Think

In the echo chamber, social media kinda world that we’re living in, network theory is playing an increasingly important role. So I was delighted, this morning, to spend several minutes playing an interactive game by the talented Nicky Case called … Continue reading

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The Thing Last Week With That Sexist Paper

Once again the mathematical world is rocked with scandal. Let me get you quickly up to speed. It started when a controversial paper on the variability hypothesis was accepted to the Mathematical Intelligencer. Shortly thereafter, University of Chicago mathematics professor … Continue reading

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Seeing The Future From The Past

Hop in my Delorian and we’ll travel back in time and appropriately tweak our predictive models. ¬†Imagine courtesy of William Warby via FlickCC. I just finished reading The Signal and the Noise, a book about predictions by the American statistician … Continue reading

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The Fat Tech Cat Diet

This got me thinking about the things that live inside my phone. Like much of the world, I seem to live in a permanent state of vexation about technology, privacy, and how to survive in a world where so many … Continue reading

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On Math Anxiety

Just below the placid surface is an infinite wellspring of anxiety. Image courtesy of Christopher Michel via Flickr CC. Math anxiety is so real. ¬†We’ve always kind of known it, but a study confirmed it in 2017. By reading the … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Blog

If you’re new to the blog, welcome. We are the Blog on Math Blogs, your premier destination for blog reviews, tours of the mathematical blogosphere and all the cool math stuff that lives on the internet (omg there’s so much … Continue reading

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