Mathematician Calculates Formula for the 'Perfect' Pizza

A mathematician at the U.K.\\'s Sheffield University has calculated a formula for what she\\'s calling the \\'perfectly proportioned\\' margherita pizza, designed to \\'ensure maximum flavor of topping to base.\\' According to Dr. Eugenia Cheng (who\\'s done this before with the perfect cream tea biscuit), an 11-inch pizza contains ...

Study: Students prefer real classrooms over virtual

Despite the rapid growth of online learning, many college students say they still prefer the traditional classroom setting.According to results of a new national research study, 78% of more than 1,000 students surveyed still believe it is easier to learn in a classroom. But as the cost of ...

One of my favorite number activities is the 4 4s

I heard a colleague say recently, that math was good for three things:”…making predictions about the world, making models of the world, and because math is beautiful.”One of my favorite number activities, the 4 4s is low entry, and high ceiling, and the mathematical context by itself gives ...

Why Ditching Your Daily Coffee Habit Isn't The Best Savings Plan

It\\'s a rule so basic that it\\'s been touted in just about every personal finance book and blog post on savings in the last decade.Among those who championed the idea that Americans\\' love for little luxuries was the culprit behind their inability to save was personal finance guru ...

Practice at 'guesstimating' can speed up math ability

A person\\'s math ability can range from simple arithmetic to calculus and abstract set theory.But there\\'s one math skill we all share: a primitive ability to estimate and compare quantities without counting, like when choosing a checkout line at the grocery store.Previous studies have suggested there\\'s a connection between how well a person does at the approximate number system and how skilled they become at the symbolic math they learn in school.Duke University researchers wanted to know if this ability could be enhanced by giving people more practice at approximate ...

Science Confirms: Politics Wrecks Your Ability to Do Math

Everybody knows that our political views can sometimes get in the way of thinking clearly. But perhaps we don\\'t realize how bad the problem actually is. According to a new psychology paper, our political passions can even undermine our very basic reasoning skills. More specifically, the study finds ...

Texas Instrument TI‑84 Plus C Silver Edition Graphing Calculator! — The Queen of Swag!

***Disclosure: I was not compensated or paid in any way for this post. I received this product for review and I am solely sharing this for the benefit of my readers. All opinions are my own.***It’s that time of year when you have to buy so many things ...

The Most Awesome Animation About Quantum Computers You Will Ever See

You might think the title is a little exaggerated, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from Theoretical Physicists so far, it’s to be bold with my conjectures about reality.Welcome to the second installment of our series of animations about Quantum Information! After an auspicious start describing doing ...