When Atheism and Math Collide…

My friends Eric and Rose have a website called The Coming Out Godless Project where they post stories about people who have left their faith. They also sell really awesome shirts on Zazzle. Last week, I suggested a few math-themed shirts that I’d love to see… and they designed them If you get one, wear [Read More...]

If You Answer This Math Problem Correctly, You May Be an Atheist

If a baseball and bat cost $110, and the bat costs $100 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost? Go ahead. Do the problem. . . . The wrong answer — the one you come up with when you don’t put any thought into it or simply go with your gut — [Read More...]

Speaking at Michigan State University Next Week

Just one more day until Spring Break! And then, I’ll finally have time to start working on that Reason Rally speech… In any case, I’ll be visiting Michigan State University next Thursday (March 29th). The Center for Inquiry group on campus is bringing me out there to talk about how to make math class a [Read More...]

Can We Just Eliminate Textbooks?

My high school students know that I rely very little on our textbooks. I hand them out at the beginning of the school year because I have to, but other than as a last-resort reference, most of my classes use them minimally throughout the year. Why do this? They’re boring. They can add to the [Read More...]

Math: It’s How Plants Work

Vi Hart‘s math videos just keep getting better. In case you missed Part 1 of her Fibonacci series (Ha! Math humor!), check this out. Part 2 is here and it’s even better than the first: My jaw dropped around the 4:00 mark. [Read more...]


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