[another excerpt from my book] Until recently, no one knew how the numbers came to be. Archaeologists assumed that all numbers were discovered at the same time, but that begged the question, “where did they keep them?”. Numbers have been found in a cave in the Holy Land, along with two books of the Talmud […]Read More How Numbers Came to Be
Algebra is the sloppy Judas-kiss that is planted on the mouth of every middle-school math student. You’ve learned the numbers… all of them. You can add them, multiply them, subtract them and, on rare occasions, you can even do long division. So, what is the response of educators? “Feeling smug knowing all the numbers? Well, […]Read More For the Love of Algebra
I resolve to think before I act. Well, actually I haven’t resolved to do that yet, but I’m considering it. I resolve to take the CPR dummy I keep in my closet out for a night on the town. Imagine the look on her face! I resolve to give the people in my life the […]Read More New Years Resolutions
[This one is mostly for math people because I don’t write for you… I write for ME. That’s right… ME! And, occasionally Deb… and sometimes Chelsea… but mostly for ME!] Irrational Number: Simply put, it’s an integer that is so overwrought that you have to slap it to calm it down. Imaginary Number: Designated by […]Read More Mathematical Definitions that Simply Don’t Add Up
This is from my People of the Middle Ages section: Mathematician and astronomer, Aryabhata. The Polemic Histrionics of AryabhataRead More Aryabhata
A body at rest tends to stay at rest… A body in a ravine tends to get poked by kids with a stick. A body in motion tends to stay in motion until its bladder is full it has to pull over. The universe tends towards disorder. In other words: auT odrs wot hed wiso […]Read More Physical Laws Reexplained
Like the flu, or junk mail, here is another list that you’ve been given but never asked for. Do not judge me too harshly… mostly because I can be REALLY vindictive… Q. What species of animal can move the fastest? A. That depends entirely upon how aerodynamic it is and what type of cannon it […]Read More Q and A, Part 2: Science!!!