Into the Mind of an Adolescent Learning Math

I came across a clever application of the quadratic formula on Youtube. Tom Rocks, an Oxford mathematician and the video's creator, uses the dimensions of a soccer net ("football net" anywhere in the world outside of US and Canada) and the maximum diving range of a goalkeeper in all directions, to obtain the radius of... Continue Reading →

From a Math Puzzle to an Odd Moon

Asked for an odd moon, my friend Bob thought of Keith Moon, a witty but incorrect answer. If you hated age-problems in high school algebra, you have plenty of company. I've even heard teachers complain that they are contrived instruments of torture. (I think they are merely tired of teaching a curriculum over which they... Continue Reading →

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