# Category: Probability and Statistics

## Bringing the Real World to Your Math Class Every Day

I’ve been spending the first 5-10 minutes of every 2-hour math class discussing graphs in...

This is a delightful exercise that everyone seems to love. WolframAlpha will provide you with an...

## Battling Bad Science (and Statistics)

If you ever needed a REASON to calculate the highest point of a parabola that opens downward, here’s one. Possibly Related Posts: Battle of the (free) Digital Whiteboarding Tools Tips for Getting the Right Screencast...

## Moving Math from Analog to Digital

Arthur Benjamin has been on TED in the past (see Mathemagics) and has done a really phenomenal job. Here’s his latest 3-minute appearance, called “A Formula for Changing Math Education.” The problem is that the...

## Teaching Statistics with Clickers

I haven’t talked a lot about clickers on this blog, mostly because there’s no easy way for me to try using them for a semester and because I’ve focused a lot of my free time on learning to teach math online. My...

## Teaching Math with Clickers

Today’s guest blogger is Derek Bruff, Assistant Director for the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. Derek writes a blog you may have stumbled across called Teaching with Classroom Response Systems.Here’s a...

## Just under 25 percent of the vote?

Well, I guess you just have to visit 360 and read this post – a candidate in the U.S. could technically with the election with just under 25% of the vote! Many of us have taught a math class that involves voting methods,...

## A Random Walk (so to speak)

Here is a video that can be understood by all levels of mathematics students called the “Law of Large Numbers.” This one shows, in several situations, how the center of gravity of randomly-moving particles becomes...

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