Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses

The Common Core math standards say students need more than a textbook understanding of concepts like the Pythagorean Theorem. So two Colorado teachers teamed up for a lesson in real-world math.

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Math: When the Hell is Cheryl’s birthday?

Here’s the question: Albert and Bernard just became friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates. May 15, May 16, May 19 June 17, June 18 July 14, July 16 August 14, August 15, August 17 Cheryl then tells Albert and Bernard

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The Simple, Elegant Algorithm That Makes Google Maps Possible

Have you ever wondered how Google does what they do? Here’s a little background on the algorithm makes their maps engine tick. It’s a bit technical, but there’s enough clarification for the lay-person to appreciate what they’ve accomplished.

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