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Category: General

Donald Trump’s unexpected upset victory over Hillary Clinton raises troubling questions about the use of mathematical models and “Big Data” in politics. With the possible exception of the USC …

When I was young, I could not get algebra. In particular, I would encounter magical operations like this: x + 5 = 8 followed by: x = 8 – …

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O’Neil Crown New York 2016 Book Web Site: https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com The Author’s Blog: https://mathbabe.org My Rating: 4/5 …

NOTE: I will be posting to and administering the Math Blog while Antonio and his family recover from the fire at his home. Inc. recently ran an article: The …

I regret to inform you that Math Blog will be on hold for a while due to tragic personal circumstances. On the evening of Thursday, October 13, 2016, an …

Congratulations to Trevor H. of Australia, for winning our first Math Blog giveaway. 400 entries were received; not a bad turnout at all, if I may say so myself. I’m …

Last week I solicited your feedback via a quick survey. Today I’m sharing the aggregated, non-identifiable information with you. It should give us a better picture of this community. …

Bill Gates recently published a blog post The Best Teacher I Never Had with an attached video extolling the virtues of Richard Feynman, the Nobel Prize winning physicist and …

Business Insider recently ran an article “Here’s what you should know about those 99% job placement rates at ‘coding bootcamps’— some of which boast $100,000 exit salaries” warning readers …

Introduction This is a short post on how to recognize numbers such as simple integers, real numbers and special codes such as zip codes and credit card numbers and …