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The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier
7 minutes | Feb 24, 2017
300 TMD Math Is a Playground…So Play!
What’s the point of learning math? Why is it so important that kids are exposed to mathematical thinking? And what do parents and teachers need to know about learning real math? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mINl8z
7 minutes | Feb 18, 2017
077 TMD How Are Distances and Absolute Values Related?
Learn how to use absolute values to find distances between numbers and places. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lPuJQ7
8 minutes | Feb 10, 2017
299 TMD How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to Space
What does it really mean for a satellite to orbit the Earth? What’s the math behind it? And what’s the math behind the rockets that get those satellites into orbit? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2l9sIAz
8 minutes | Feb 2, 2017
227 TMD Polygon Puzzle: How Many Degrees Are In a Polygon?
How many degrees are in the interior angles of a pentagon? Or a hexagon? An octagon? Or any polygon? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn how to solve this polygon puzzle! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1IF5Uu1
7 minutes | Jan 27, 2017
298 TMD The Simple Math Behind Crunching the Sizes of Crowds
How large was the crowd at the recent U.S. presidential inauguration? Or the inauguration 8 years ago? Or at last Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington D.C.? Keep on listening to find out how crowd sizes are estimated. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2kAq43R
9 minutes | Jan 20, 2017
226 TMD Math Tips for Smart Shopping
Would you rather get a 33% bigger coffee for no extra charge or pay 33% less for the regular size? Do you know how to avoid being tricked into buying more than you need? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn about the numbers behind savvy shopping. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1FiHHNz
7 minutes | Jan 13, 2017
250 TMD How to Measure Time Without a Stopwatch
How can you measure time without using a stopwatch? You could use the movement of the Sun across the sky, you could watch a pendulum swing, or you could burn some very special string. Keep on listening to find out how it works! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1E8ZcuF
10 minutes | Jan 6, 2017
297 TMD 4 More FAQs About Percentages
How do you quickly calculate 25% of a number? Or 33% of a number? Or 50%? And how can you quickly calculate percentage increases? Keep on listening to learn the answers to these frequently asked questions about percentages. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2i46GPA
9 minutes | Dec 30, 2016
193 TMD The 5 Steps of Problem Solving
Do "word problems" make you cower in fear? Do you ever find yourself stuck on math problems before you even get started? If so, keep on listening because Math Dude's simple 5-step method for solving math problems can help! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hZORNn
10 minutes | Dec 23, 2016
296 TMD How Many Gifts Are In the 12 Days of Christmas?
How many gifts should one's true love be given on each of the 12 Days of Christmas? If you stick to the recommendations from the classic song, the answer can be calculated using a bit of clever math. Keep on listening to find out how. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hDDkm7
8 minutes | Dec 15, 2016
179 TMD Christmas Math 101
How long does Santa have to hang out when he's dropping presents off at your house? And how fast do his reindeer fly? Keep on listening to find out about the incredible math behind Santa's magical night! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2iEKwAa
10 minutes | Dec 9, 2016
295 TMD What Is the Probability that Alien Life Exists?
Are we alone in the universe? If so, why? If not, where is everybody? Thankfully, math can help us with these astronomically profound questions. Keep on listening to learn all about the probability of extraterrestrial life. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2isqx83
8 minutes | Dec 2, 2016
127 TMD How to Quickly Calculate Percentages
Learn a quick and dirty tip to help you calculate pesky percentages in your head. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2h6A1rU SPONSOR: Try GotoMeeting with HDFaces Today Free for 30 Days!
9 minutes | Nov 25, 2016
294 TMD How Are Turkeys and Extraterrestrials Related?
How many turkeys are consumed each year in the U.S. on Thanksgiving? And how many extraterrestrial civilizations might exist in the universe? Umm…wait…what?! Although these seem like unrelated questions, they’re not. As we'll soon find out, they’re united by math. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2fUBPnD
7 minutes | Nov 18, 2016
134 TMD What Are Mixed Fractions?
Learn what mixed fractions are and find out how they're related to regular fractions.
9 minutes | Nov 11, 2016
293 TMD Why Were the 2016 U.S. Presidential Polls Wrong?
The 2016 U.S. presidential election is over. And if you'd been following the polls, the results might have been surprising. What went wrong with those polls? It has to do with statistical and systematic uncertainties. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gnNRpX
9 minutes | Nov 4, 2016
206 TMD How Big Is the Universe?
The solar system is big, the distances between stars bigger, and the distance to the center of the galaxy in which we live is even bigger than that. But all of that is tiny compared to the distance to the edge of the known universe! Just how big is that? The Math Dude breaks it all down. Visit the website to read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/UBERxy
7 minutes | Oct 28, 2016
292 TMD How to Think About the Size of the Earth
Do you have a good feel for the size of the Earth? If you’re like most people, you know that it’s big but you don’t have a sense for exactly how big. Today we’re going to change that! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2eVwubz
8 minutes | Oct 20, 2016
210 TMD 5 More Tips for Understanding Weights and Measures
How much is a gram? An ounce? Or a ton? If you don't have an intuitive feel for exactly how much mass these quantities represent, keep on listening! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dWyR0G
10 minutes | Oct 14, 2016
291 TMD How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?
What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the Moon’s phases? The answer in all cases is geometry. Keep on listening to find out how it works! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ebEjeY
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