- How math can turn you into a fortune teller.
- What is a “precise falafel”?
- Is an infinite number of Nick’s a good or a bad thing? I say good!
- $7 bucks is a lot of money. Just sayin’
- Expected value of using your Quantum Superpowers to play the lottery.
- The primate brain’s pattern recognition is both kick-ass, and dumb as hell.
- Nick: “Get out while you can, monkey!”
- The reason Las Vegas is not a Not for Profit city.
- Chess or Poker, that is the question.
- Natufian tribes, genes, and humpin’.
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Main Talking Points in this Podcast
* How American Middle Schools are not up to par with Japanese Middle Schools, and if there is anything we can do about it. * Is there such a thing as an Asian philosophy of Mathematics Education? If not, who cares? * Ways that time bombs and cow tipping can aid students learning of math.
Host Scott Simon talks with Weekend Edition math guy Keith Devlin, who recently wrapped up his first MOOC, or massive open online course. He taught an Introduction to Mathematical Thinking course to 62,000 students from around the world, ages 16 to 70.
If you’re a parent of a certain age, your kids’ homework can be confounding. Blame it on changes in the way children are taught math these days â which can make you feel like you’re not very good with numbers.