This is a video of my colloquium for faculty at Lehman College (New York) on Oct. 31, 2014.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that 2013 ranked in a tie (with 2003) for the 4th hottest year of globally averaged temperature in records going back to 1880. To look at recent trends, I made a spreadsheet from the NOAA data set and put the years in rank order by temperature. I’ve […]
Coloradan on a quest to make it uncool to be ‘bad at math’. Ryan Warner talks with astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett. Listen Now!
Interview with Jeffrey Bennett on the radio program, Education Today.
I was recently asked to answer a series of questions about Math for Life, so I’ve posted the Q&A set below. For additional information about the book, please see the Math for Life web site. 1. How is “math for life” different than the math we learned in school? A: There’s math involved in virtually […]
If pro is the opposite of con, what’s the opposite of progress? — widely circulated; attributed to Will Harvey If you really want to understand the root cause of Washington’s dysfunction, start by trying to answer this simple multiple choice question: Among the 435 individual races for Congress that took place in the 2012 election, […]gerrymander, redistricting
Publication Day! Max Goes to the Space Station and Math for Life (Updated Edition) both now available. My latest books for children and grownups both published officially today. I hope you’ll check them out. Here’s a brief bit of information: Max Goes to the Space Station: I wrote this prequel to Max Goes to the Moon […]
Dear Friends, The following is one of the occasional math/stats newsletters put together by Bill Briggs and myself. Instructions for subscribing or unsubscribing are at the end of the message. Hope you find it useful. Jeff 1. Tsunami Relief Numbers. The devastating tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2005 is surely […]
Dear Friends, This is the first of a new math/stats newsletter that Bill Briggs and I will send on occasion. It is designed primarily for users of our textbooks (Using and Understanding Mathematics; Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life), but may also be of general interest to others. It will include brief items of current news, […]