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Category: Essential Math

Well, no, I’ve lied: not thirteen, but merely four ways of looking at (and doing) multiplication are contained herein. And I hope to convince you that they are essentially …

When I was young, I could not get algebra. In particular, I would encounter magical operations like this: followed by: followed by (AHA!): Obviously, x was three! Only it …

From time to time, computer users may need to perform a quick calculation such as adding or multiplying two large numbers. This is particularly true if the computer user …

On March 11, 2004 a series of bombs exploded aboard four commuter trains in Madrid, Spain, killing 192 people and injuring 2050. The Spanish police recovered a bag containing …

singingbanana released an interesting video about the odds of flipping 10 heads in a row. It is basic probability and the video is entertaining enough to warrant sharing it …

The other day I received a math book that’s geared towards children. It’s called “You Can Count On Monsters” (USA | UK | Canada) by Professor Richard Evan Schwartz. …

Concavity characterizes so much of the world — from the distribution of sizes of animal species, to the potential return-on-investment from small vs large companies, to the temperature of …

Today Kalid Azad released a premium edition of his well-received Math Better Explained ebook. This brand new edition (available for a limited time for just $47) boasts a screencast …

In this interview we sit down with author and mathematician Derrick Niederman to discuss his engaging, recently published book about the first two hundred natural numbers, ‘Number Freak: From …

Misconceptions about probability theory and statistics have major repercussions on society. From seemingly minor things like the excessive sensationalism of some headlines, all the way to the jailing of …