Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite... Continue Reading →

# What are the Most Useful (and Useless) Topics in High School Math?

We have all been there … sitting in a mathematics class wondering “will this knowledge ever actually be useful?” As a teacher, I have been asked the question more times than I can remember.Russell Lim - High School Mathematics Teacher, Melbourne, Australia The title of this editorial is taken from Mr. Lim's submission to Medium. I... Continue Reading →

# It’s My Own Invention

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, wrote Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. The title of this editorial is a quote by the White Knight who is is a daydreaming inventor, a foolish and awkward man who is... Continue Reading →

# Data Science & Scientists

There is much being said about data science and becoming a data scientist, Big Data, the Internet of Things, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. The question is how do I become a data scientist and what is involved in learning data science. There are 6 steps to learn Data Science4: General Data ScienceStatisticsPythonR ProgrammingMachine LearningData Visualisation What is... Continue Reading →

# Numb3rs

We all use math every day;to predict weather, to tell time, to handle money.Math is more than formulas or equations;it's logic, it's rationality,it's using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know. Numbers (stylized as NUMB3RS) is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12,... Continue Reading →

# Learn by understanding, not by memorizing

Understanding will often lead to memorization, but memorization alone often does not lead to understanding.

# Fibonacci Day

November 23 It's a bit of a fib that Fibonacci, the 13th-century Italian math whiz, was the first to sketch out a number sequence in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and so on forever. In fact, scholars in India described the... Continue Reading →

# Lather, Rinse, Repeat

"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you." ~ Robert Gammage So, what do I mean by lather, rinse and repeat? I am speaking about note taking and reviewing those notes. There are many different ways to accomplish this and you need to determine the best method for you. Use... Continue Reading →

# Study, Study, Study

"I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Many of your study strategies–habits you have developed on and relied on over time–work great! Still, many students find when they start college or take on more challenging course... Continue Reading →

# Who, What, Where, When, Why & How?

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. ~ Confucius Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text or solving mathematical problems. These are excellent questions to ask everytime... Continue Reading →