I love “pseudo” math!

What is “pseudo” math, you ask?  It’s what I like to call the kind of math you see in movies, magazine advertisements and on TV – the kind that looks like it is somehow important but, in reality, is nothing more than random mathematical symbols on the screen or page.  For instance, take a look  at John Berman’s report (ABC News) looking at the math behind the numbers of the GOP race for the Republican Presidential nomination – Close Up This Week.

I love the algebra, the formulas, the symbols, his use of the terms calculus, algebra, and theorem.  It is, of course, meaningless but that doesn’t matter to me.  Just the fact that he has used these words is enough to excite me.  Any time the media or Hollywood celebrates math and gets it out into the public is a victory in my book!

Thanks, John!

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A theorem a day in the New Year

Looking for that perfect New Year’s resolution?  Looking for something that will be both informative and fun to do each day?  I give you the best resolution ever – reading about a different theorem every day in the New Year!

Below is a great website that publishes a different theorem each day for you to read and enjoy.  Honestly, can you think of anything better to do with your time?  That’s more of a rhetorical question as we all know the answer is NO!

To get started, just click on the website:  http://www.theoremoftheday.org/index.php.  Happy New Year!