### How Do You Weigh a Giraffe? Problem Solving with Math

July 12, 2017

Problem Solving requires a change in your attitude—almost a new mindset. Discover how thinking creatively can help you solve math problems (and daily life problems) with a new ease. […]

### A Cool New Way to Grasp Basic Multiplication

June 28, 2017

In this lecture from The Power of Mathematical Visualization, professor James Tanton teaches intriguing new ways to perform basic multiplication — methods that teach you to visualize numbers in a whole new light. […]

### Our Random World—Probability Defined

April 17, 2017

While it’s nice to think that our challenge in life is to get rid of uncertainty and be in complete control of everything, that is not going to happen. One of life’s real challenges is to deal with the uncertain and the unknown in some sort of an effective way; and that is the realm of probability. […]

### Can You Trust Polling Results?

March 27, 2017

Polling can be an effective mechanism to predict the outcome of a vote, but in order to obtain valid results you have to be careful about how you construct your sample audience. […]

### Understanding Big Data: The Three V’s

March 3, 2017

Big data is often defined as having three v’s: volume, velocity and variety. We stand in a data deluge that is showering large volumes of data at high velocities with a lot of variety. With all this data comes information and with that information comes the potential for innovation. Let’s take a closer look at these “3 V’s” of big data and how they help us understand this highly complex field. […]

### How to Make an Unbreakable Code

January 18, 2017

Throughout history, people have had a desire to keep certain information hidden from other people. Communications involving business transactions, national security, military plans, and even […]

### The Power of a Mathematical Picture

December 22, 2016

If a picture is worth a thousand words, in mathematics, a picture can spawn a thousand ideas. A picture can provide deep understanding, prompt an idea or process to suddenly make sense, and lead the way to finally understanding a tricky piece of mathematics. […]

### Game Theory: Should You Push the Button?

December 14, 2016

Wanna play a game? It’s an easy game. All you have to do is decide whether or not to push a button. But either way, […]